Category Archives: being Catholic

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

Death in Charlottesville

A vehicular homicide case near the intersection of Fourth and Water streets in Charlottesville, Virginia, is international news. I regret the loss of life, particularly since the driver apparently intended to harm or kill the victims. I’ll get back to … Continue reading

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Miracles

I’ll be talking about miracles today. Also religious art and kitsch, the Mayan apocalypse, and why folks occasionally see faces that aren’t there. Even by my standards, this post rambles a bit. Quite a few folks act as if they … Continue reading

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Bomb in Bloomington

First, the good news. Nobody was hurt or killed. Folks at a prayer service say they were surprised. That’s understandable, since someone set off a bomb near them yesterday. My guess is that many of them are still feeling uneasy. … Continue reading

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Navel-Gazing in August

Someone said “write what you know.” It was definitely Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Nathan Englander, or somebody else. I’ve mostly seen the quote applied to writing fiction. Apparently some folks assume that it means authors should only write stories about … Continue reading

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