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Worry, Concern and COVID-19

(Springtime in Minnesota: and a winter weather advisory.) The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t affected us much here in central Minnesota. Apart from the governor’s stay-at-home order, no Mass and new shopping rules. A winter weather advisory starts tonight. That explains the … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas, Plus 1

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” seems like an anodyne to dissension and discord wreaking havoc in today’s world. Generations of carolers have sung the simple tale of lords, ladies, maids, pipers, drummers and birds. Lots of birds. But, like pretty … Continue reading

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Another Saturday

Despite this blog’s tagline, “Following Catholic beliefs and practices in America: one man’s experience,” I haven’t written much about what I do. How I see national holidays, space exploration, ancient history and paleontology — yes. What it’s like, being a … Continue reading

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Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

Seeing Jesus as a charismatic wannabe revolutionary is possible. So is assuming that he was politically inept or stark raving mad. Maybe both. Another option is seeing Jesus as a great teacher, one of the world’s best: in the same … Continue reading

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