Category Archives: Being Catholic

Trying to live as if loving God, and my neighbors, matters

Killing Prisoners, Valuing Human Life

(From Coconut Creek Police Department(?), via Wikipedia, used w/o permission.)(Suspect arrested, after the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. (2018)) A fervent defense of capital punishment popped up in my social media feeds recently. By the time I went back, looking … Continue reading

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St. Jude, Judas Thaddaeus: Patron Saint of Desperate Cases

(From Farragutful, via Wikipedia, used w/o permission.)(Interior of St. Jude the Apostle Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Florida.) One thing’s certain. Well, actually, quite a few things are certain. Something that’s certain about Saint Jude the Apostle is that he’s not Judas … Continue reading

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This Week: Sunshine, Blue Skies and an Echocardiogram

It hasn’t been quite four years since a small patch on my tongue’s underside went numb. My wife said I should call our town’s emergency room, so I did. I’d long since learned that she’s got common sense. That was … Continue reading

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