Category Archives: Catholic

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

Feverish, Weak; But Other Than That, a Pretty Good Week

I spent part of Monday morning making notes for a talk with our parish priest. Then I called the Parishes on the Prairie office — P. on the P. are six parishes and a school in central Minnesota. I left … Continue reading

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Light Show in Washington; Law and Life; Masks Back On

I’d expected to hear about charisms during Mass this morning. I did, in the Bible readings. But the homily was about why killing innocent people isn’t a good idea, even if it’s legal. And why we should see killing innocent … Continue reading

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Baptism of Jesus: Third “Aha!” of the Season

(From Casey and Corey Wright, via San Diego Union Tribune, used w/o permission.) As an American, my Christmas season starts on the fourth Thursday in November. That’s when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade arrives at Macy’s Herald Square in New … Continue reading

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Epiphany, the Magi and Me: The Big Aha!

(From James Tissot, via Wikidata, used w/o permission.) (James Tissot’s “Journey of the Magi.” (1890s)) “We Three Kings of Orient are, Bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, Moor and mountain, Following yonder Star….” (“We Three Kings,” John Henry … Continue reading

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