Category Archives: being Catholic

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

Dreary Outside, Self-Isolating Inside

I’m writing this partly as a followup on Thursday’s “Self-Isolation in the Family” post. And partly because I got frustrated with what I’d been trying to write today. My son is still sick, and it’s a damply dismal Saturday afternoon. … Continue reading

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Staying In this Weekend

(My desk: clutter/knickknacks/curios and all.) The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t affect my weekly routine until last Tuesday. That’s when Bishop Kettler announced that public Masses in the diocese are suspended until April 13. The St. Faustina Adoration chapel here in Sauk … Continue reading

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Mass Suspended: COVID-19 and the Common Good

Catholic churches in the St. Cloud diocese aren’t shutting down. Pastoral care will continue. But today our bishop announced that public Masses won’t happen in the diocese until after April 13: “Bishop Kettler: Public Masses in diocese suspended through April … Continue reading

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Changing My Daily Prayers

I read David Torkington’s “The Resolution to end all Resolutions” and started a new prayer routine three years ago. My starting point was Lauds and Vespers from Liturgy of the hours. Don’t be too impressed. Lauds was recognizable after my … Continue reading

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