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Pandemic Perspectives

COVID-19, a coronavirus disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is still spreading. Thousands have died. Nearly 900,000 have been infected. A great many more are affected, directly or indirectly. Some are behaving badly. We cannot cure this disease. We can … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Jesus, and My Kids

Last week I said “we celebrate our Lord’s adoration by the magi, his baptism and the wedding feast at Cana.” I’d been talking about Epiphany. So how come this Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord? It … Continue reading

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Christmas, Octaves and History

The American holiday and Christmas seasons overlap, with fuzzy terminuses. Termini. Beginnings and endings. For some, Christmas starts with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. That fine old American tradition has been joined by Cyber Monday. Oddly enough, I haven’t noticed … Continue reading

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Christmas: Still Celebrating

Christmas comes but once a year. It’s a time for exchanging gifts, family get-togethers and awkward office parties. December is a time for joyous preparation, frazzled shopping and holiday-themed music. It’s “Santa’s big scene.” Children see their first Christmas window … Continue reading

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