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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

The day being what it is, I thought sharing a bit of a prayer called St. Patrick’s Breastplate might be in order. “…Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis in Iraq: Peace, Prayer and a Sign of Hope

I’ve been listening to Vatican News coverage of the Pope’s trip to Iraq. Watching, too. All 53 minutes and 42 seconds of that video. I’d have preferred seeing more of the medal presented to Iraqi authorities. And the speeches were … Continue reading

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First Sunday in Lent, 2021: But Mostly the Lord’s Prayer

Today’s Gospel, Mark 1:12–15, is a sort of segue between our Lord’s baptism and recruitment of brothers Simon and Andrew, then James son of Zebedee and John. All four were in the fishing industry, and that’s another topic. Mark summarizes … Continue reading

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On This Date in Some Year, Not Much Happened

That’s not true, actually. A quick check told me that stuff happened on February 3rd: 1488: Bartolomeu Dias landed in Mossel Bay 1690: Colony of Massachusetts issued paper money, first in the Americas 1793: Enlightened French leaders removed insufficiently liberated … Continue reading

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