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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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California Murders, and Remembering

I hadn’t planned on writing about murder and getting a grip this week. Or next. But another multiple murder is international news. “California shooting: Schoolteachers ‘saved’ children from gunman” BBC News (November 15, 2017) “A gunman who killed four people … Continue reading

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Veterans Day 2017

Tomorrow is Veterans Day in my country. It’s a national holiday, related to Armistice Day, Remembrance Day and Volkstrauertag. I’ll be talking mostly about what’s happened since 1914, why I don’t fear the future, and what I think we can … Continue reading

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