Category Archives: Being Catholic

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

Stars, Galaxies, XBONGs and Me

As I write this, scientists have not made contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, cured the common cold, or developed a process for using pocket lint as a pollution-free sustainable energy resource. So I’ll be looking at galaxies, black holes, and … Continue reading

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Euthanasia for the Mentally Ill: Not a Good Idea?

Suicide was in the news, briefly, this weekend. Euthanasia, actually. Or assisted death. Whatever folks call the process, it’s arranging for someone to die. Or, being impolite in my choice of words, killing someone. For thoroughly nice motives. “Who can … Continue reading

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Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI: 1927-2022

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died this morning — Saturday, December 31, 2022. His death is international news, but I don’t have much to say at the moment. Headlines included the all-too-predictable political spins and ‘hidden meanings.’ And, happily, I saw … Continue reading

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