Category Archives: being Catholic

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

Mass Murder: No Fast Fix

This year’s Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day were the same day. Folks exchanged greeting cards. Many got their foreheads marked with ashes. And 17 were killed at a high school. Someone’s already called last Wednesday’s mass murder the ‘Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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Lent: Not Doing Too Much

Quite a bit happened this week. We started Lent’s 40-day stay with our Lord in the desert. Not literally. That’s mentioned in today’s Gospel: Mark 1:12–15. I’ve talked about deserts and Deuteronomy, penance and porridge, before. (February 11, 2018; February … Continue reading

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Skydiving and Lent

Lent is fast approaching. How I see it and what I do is up to me. Ash Wednesday is next week, so I don’t have much time to decide. Christians, Catholic and otherwise, in my culture generally change what we … Continue reading

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Changing Rules

Today’s tech and social norms aren’t what they were in my youth. It’s exciting. Or bewildering. Or unstable. Or dynamic. or any of a myriad other options. Change happens, even if I don’t approve. What matters is making good choices. … Continue reading

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