Monthly Archives: January 2017

Making a Universe: Why Bother?

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky proclaims its builder’s craft.” (Psalms 19:2) Okay, so who is this message proclaimed to? Us, apparently. One of the ways we can learn about God is by noticing order and beauty … Continue reading

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Gems, Metal, and Earth’s Core

The Fire of Australia, a whacking great chunk of opal, isn’t particularly interesting from a ‘science’ viewpoint. But I’m human, which is probably why anything big and shiny gets my attention: including that rock. Wrenching myself back on-topic, scientists found … Continue reading

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Fan or Follower of Jesus?

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2017: Isaiah 8:23–9:3 1 Corinthians 1:10–13, 17 Matthew 4:12–23 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2017 By Deacon Lawrence N. Kaas January 22, 2017 I found a story that I wish to share with you today … Continue reading

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Conservative? Liberal? No: Catholic

My father-in-law has been asked if he’s conservative — or liberal. His answer: “I’m Catholic.” I’d give the same answer. Catholic teachings are quite definite, so it’s possible to peg them on the American political spectrum — as long as … Continue reading

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