Monthly Archives: October 2016

Happy Halloween!

Showing this picture to a few online groups, I learned that Halloween, our version, is a somewhat “American” holiday. Today is also the feast day of St. Wolfgang of Regensberg, AKA The Almoner. He had a good reason for throwing … Continue reading

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The Rosary

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2016: Wisdom 11:22–12:2 1 Thessalonians 1:1–2:2 Luke 19:1–10 Rosary Homily By Deacon Lawrence N. Kaas October 30, 2016 Reverend. father, brothers and sisters in Christ. For those of you who noticed things like this, I … Continue reading

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Authority, Superstition, Progress

(From Diliff, via Wikimedia Commons, used w/o permission.) Authority, superstition, and misapplied technophilia (it’s a real word) rate at least one post each: but that’ll wait until another day. Days. This time I’ll take a quick look at all three, … Continue reading

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Right-Handedness and Evolving Jaws

At least one Homo habilis was right-handed, about 1,800,000 years ago. It’s the earliest evidence of handedness in humanity’s history. So far. Our jaws may have started out as armor plate, not gill arches. Paleontologists found a second Silurian placoderm … Continue reading

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