Category Archives: being Catholic

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

Advent, Luke, and Good Advice

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. “He was in the beginning with God.” “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.” “And the Word … Continue reading

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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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