Daily Archives: 4 August 2021

My Favorite Mission

Fifty years ago today, my favorite space mission left lunar orbit. It was a perfect alignment of summer vacation (therefore no interference going to school), the first serious scientific moon landing, and an early morning tv slot with Walter Cronkite. … Continue reading

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USPS: Sun Science

My wife came home with this block from a trip to the post office. Since I gave the young miss the last of my T-Rex stamps the other day, we needed more. I confess I’ve never been a real stamp … Continue reading

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Counsel For Ministry

I was checking on reactions to the latest liturgical document, when I ran across this query: (O)ver the past year I feel myself falling into more and more. Interpersonal, quasi-political things bother me more deeply than ever, and my coping … Continue reading

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TC Letter 3: Developments 1988-2007

Most of this paragraph seems a factual account of the two decades prior to Pope Benedict’s motu proprio of 2007. First, the sense that the use of the 1962 Missal was somewhat elevated from a special permission to a centerpiece … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 76-77: Development, the New Name for Peace

Pope Paul VI on Development, the New Name for Peace: 76. Extreme disparity between nations in economic, social and educational levels provokes jealousy and discord, often putting peace in jeopardy. Disparity by itself isn’t usually enough to warrant resentment. Too … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 236: Forgiveness

Let’s look at Pope Francis’ thoughts on THE VALUE AND MEANING OF FORGIVENESS.  236. There are those who prefer not to talk of reconciliation, for they think that conflict, violence and breakdown are part of the normal functioning of a … Continue reading

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