Category Archives: being Catholic

Trying to live as if loving God, and my neighbors, matters

Death, Funerals — and Life

We celebrated my father-in-law’s funeral a week after his death. I’d planned on writing about that, and probably will. But not today. I ended up talking about funerals in general, Psalms and science — it’s about as linear as most … Continue reading

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This Week’s Scandals

Friday’s news included claims that a UN environmental protection boss and an Indian bishop have been acting badly. Maybe someone has decided that environmental protection is a fraud after they read those articles. Or at least stopped supporting outfits that … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy and Lawrence N. Kaas

We set a time for my father-in-law’s funeral: 3:00 p.m. this Friday, September 21, 2018. The last I heard, all but one of his children have been told about his death. The one remaining has been, I understand, somewhere in … Continue reading

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Ghosts?

Whether or not I believe in ghosts depends on what’s meant by “believe in” and “ghosts.” And how I see myself, for that matter. I’ll be talking about ghosts and why I think seances are a bad idea. Also, briefly, … Continue reading

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