Category Archives: being Catholic

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

Back in the Chapel

(Eucharistic adoration in St. Paul’s sanctuary. (Sauk Centre, Minnesota; May 20, 2020)) First, the bad news. We’re still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the good news. A small part of it. That’s important mostly to folks like me, who … Continue reading

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Another Pandemic Monday

The Covid-19 pandemic persists, but progress progresses here in central Minnesota. And our Peacetime Emergency rules are still changing. Which I think makes sense. Our world, pandemic included, is still changing. I’d be concerned if the rules we use didn’t … Continue reading

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Missing Public Masses

The COVID-19 pandemic is still in progress. But Catholics here in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, got good news over the weekend. “Dear Friends in Christ, “Bishop Kettler has asked us to begin planning for public Masses again. … Then, if all … Continue reading

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Happy Death?!

“Happy death” sounds like an oxymoron. Like cold fire, which turns out to be Shakespearean. “…Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!…” (“Romeo and Juliet,” Act I, Scene I, Romeo; Shakespeare (1597)) A happy death is also something … Continue reading

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