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The Best News Ever

We remembered our Lord’s execution on Friday. After Jesus was dead, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body. He and another man wrapped the body of Jesus in a burial cloth and spices, placing it in a nearby tomb. … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2018

Other more-or-less-holiday-related stuff: “Happy Thanksgiving!” (November 23, 2017) “Veterans Day 2017” (November 10, 2017) “On the Halloween Express” (October 30, 2017) “Independence Day 2017” (July 4, 2017) “More Than a 3-Day Weekend” (May 28, 2017)

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Mass Murder: No Fast Fix

This year’s Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day were the same day. Folks exchanged greeting cards. Many got their foreheads marked with ashes. And 17 were killed at a high school. Someone’s already called last Wednesday’s mass murder the ‘Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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Lent: Not Doing Too Much

Quite a bit happened this week. We started Lent’s 40-day stay with our Lord in the desert. Not literally. That’s mentioned in today’s Gospel: Mark 1:12–15. I’ve talked about deserts and Deuteronomy, penance and porridge, before. (February 11, 2018; February … Continue reading

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