Daily Archives: 9 December 2021

Christmas Stamp 1962

US people lobbied for years for Christmas-themed postage stamps. Their wish finally came to pass 49 years ago: Anticipating a huge demand for the new Christmas stamp, the (US Post Office) Department ordered 500 million printed — the largest number … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 26: Catechesis, Part 1: Pastoral Ministry Not In Conflict With Doctrine

Pope John Paul II devoted over two-thousand words to the topic of Catechesis. Long-time readers here know my preference to nuance this term. I’m not opposed to catechesis, or teaching aspects of the faith–even in a classroom. My problem is that … Continue reading

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Decoration Scrooge

Everywhere you turn, you find another item to blow up a Catholic ex-senator’s intemperate and ignorant comment from some months ago: We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes we have Native Americans … Continue reading

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