Category Archives: being Catholic

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

Divine Mercy

I care about God’s mercy because I’m a sinner. What that means depends on who says it. I think and hope Jonathan Edwards meant well, and wish some of his imitators would be less enthusiastic. Or at least think about … Continue reading

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The Eighth Day: Two Millennia and Counting

Easter is when we celebrate “the crowning truth of our faith in Christ.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 638) It’s among the top major events so far. Depending on how you count them, there have been only three to six: … Continue reading

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The Speckled Axe

I’m a perfectionist, a frustrated one. Somewhere between childhood and adolescence, I felt that if adequacy had a numeric value, it’d be greater than two and less than one; or something equally impossible. More accurately, I felt as if that … Continue reading

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Family Names

Update (April 21, 2017) Not everyone is happy about this decision, understandably. I still think their choice of name is imprudent. However, I also think that a government’s legitimate interests do not include a need to tell parents what name … Continue reading

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