If you’re back for more of “A Catholic Citizen in America:” thank you!
These daily ‘journal’ posts are something new. I started talking about them last Saturday. (January 23, 2021)
Then I got distracted, which is par for the course and almost another topic.
Today I’ll say what I’d planned to say then.
But I’ve discussed science and history, health and holidays: not how I hold my hands when I pray or what I do during Mass.
What’s science, of all things, got to do with “following Catholic beliefs and practices”?!
Plenty, and that’s yet another topic:
But my posts were, for the most part, focused more on science, history, or whatever else had caught my attention. And not so much about me and how my faith affects what I do each day.
Which is where these ‘journal’ posts come in.
And that reminds me.
Anyway, I’ll keep these daily journal posts focused more on me and less on everything else. That’s my plan, at any rate.
Let’s see. I woke up — which is always a good thing, and yet again another topic — and did my usual ‘first thing after rebooting brain’ prayer. Then I ate breakfast and didn’t get much done before lunch.
Pretty much routine.
Wait a minute. I left something out. I also went through my (routine) morning prayers. Which I occasionally forget about until well into the afternoon. Or evening.
But today I remembered them.
This afternoon was mostly chatting with number one daughter, then researching and writing the current “Dr. Faustus” post. After which came supper, reading part of a chapter in a mystery novel and now writing this post.
I’ve got another set of prayers — two Divine Mercy chaplets — to do before the day’s out.
Maybe the ‘Catholic’ angle of those prayers is obvious. Or maybe not. Either way, I pray because I think it’s a good idea. Sort of the spiritual equivalent of flossing my teeth, which sounds weird. Never mind.
But my faith’s engaged while researching and writing, too. And that’s still more topics.
- “A Gallimaufry: Politics and Prayer, A Dragon and Turkeys”
(January 21, 2021)
- “Fog, Frost, Feelings: and Another Washington SNAFU”
(January 9, 2021)
- “Rereading Christopher Marlowe’s “’Doctor Faustus’”
(January 6, 2021)
- “New COVID-19 Vaccines: Goodish News, Ethical Issues”
(December 16, 2020)
- “Joy and Shadow, Free Will and Something Silly”
(December 12, 2020)