Daily Archives: 12 August 2021

USPS: Gemini

After Project Mercury and before the Apollo missions, NASA needed to solve problems and practice for what they would need to do for successful flights to the moon. Thus the effort named Gemini moved things forward with two-person crews. What … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: Ordinary Sunday VI

I’m not usually a fan of liturgical themes, slogans, mottos, or what-have-you. “The pledge of the eternal Passover” is how this preface is labelled. It tells the tale, true enough. This preface is strongly Pauline with two New Testament references. … Continue reading

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New Map

So my news feed seems to know I like geography. This 2020 census map appeared with an article noting population declines across US rural areas. I was noticing modest growth in a few places that surprised me. Oregon and Washington, … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 85: An Appeal To Thoughtful Men (And Women)

85. It must be admitted that (people) very often find themselves in a sad state because they do not give enough thought and consideration to these things. So We call upon (people) of deep thought and wisdom—Catholics and Christians, believers … Continue reading

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Education and Testing

I see my social media friend Dale has picked up on the conservative hype about Oregon and education. The usual complaints on the internet of the Right about those nutty liberals abandoning testing high school kids. Or really, testing them … Continue reading

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TC Letter 11: Episcopal Authority and Responsibility

Here, a reiteration of Church teaching on the role of the pope: Vatican Council II, when it described the catholicity of the People of God, recalled that “within the ecclesial communion” there exist the particular Churches which enjoy their proper … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 244: The Best Way To Move On

Advice that the best way to move on is through.  244. When conflicts are not resolved but kept hidden or buried in the past, silence can lead to complicity in grave misdeeds and sins. Authentic reconciliation does not flee from … Continue reading

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