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Presenting the Holy Family

Today’s official name is the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. That’s a mouthful, so folks around here generally call it Holy Family Sunday. We don’t see much of the Holy Family in the Gospels, or … Continue reading

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Navel-Gazing in August

Someone said “write what you know.” It was definitely Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Nathan Englander, or somebody else. I’ve mostly seen the quote applied to writing fiction. Apparently some folks assume that it means authors should only write stories about … Continue reading

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London Fires, Mostly

Many folks who lived in Grenfell Tower got out. Many others died. We don’t know how many. A current estimate is 79. Determining the exact number will be difficult, since high temperatures may have effectively obliterated some human remains. Some … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, and Mary

Upwards of 40 countries celebrate mothers at some point during each year. America’s Mother’s Day doesn’t seem to connect with Phrygia’s cult of Cybele or Japan’s Haha no Hi, apart from being a recognition of motherhood. Our Mother’s Day has … Continue reading

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