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Where Have All the People Gone?

The average woman is having fewer kids today than her counterpart 50 years ago. Birth rates in about half the world’s nations are below replacement levels. I don’t think humanity is doomed, partly because folks in the other half are … Continue reading

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Death in the Family

My father-in-law, “Deacon Dad,” had breakfast this morning. My wife and #3 daughter were there, lending a hand. He had been hospitalized recently, returning home a few days back. A priest came later in the morning, with the Eucharist. My … Continue reading

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Life: It’s Been Happening

The last several weeks have been somewhat eventful. Part of my tongue went numb five weeks ago this evening, August 2. It was probably a TIA, transient ischemic attack: a stroke, the sort that doesn’t do permanent damage. As far … Continue reading

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Being Put on Hold

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wisdom 1:13–15, 2:23–24 2 Corinthians 8:7, 13–15 Mark 5:21–43 No Fun When You’re Put on Hold By Deacon Lawrence N. Kaas July 1, 2018 Reverend father’s brothers and sisters in Christ. I suppose we could … Continue reading

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