Category Archives: being Catholic

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

Prepare the Way

Denouncing sin and sinful influences was a favorite activity in my youth, at least for many radio preachers and the more outraged Christian folks. I think they were sincere. Their antics started me thinking, which eventually led me to become … Continue reading

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Advent: Our Long Watch

‘Tis the season for frantic shopping, eye-popping light shows in suburban front yards, and Christmas television specials. It’s also the start of Advent. This is a season when we look back at ancient hopes for a Messiah, and our Lord’s … Continue reading

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Seeing the Big Picture

Today’s Mass is something new, introduced by Pius XI in 1925. We’ve had it on the last Sunday in Ordinary Time since 1970. Focusing on who and what our Lord is seems like a good way to wrap up the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

(“A Holiday Haven,” another installment in a tale of two turkeys.) If you are in or from the United States, I hope you are having a good Thanksgiving Day. If not, I trust that you’re having a good November 24th. … Continue reading

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