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Joy and Shadow, Free Will and Something Silly

Advent started November 29, a couple Sundays back. It’s my faith’s Christmas warmup. I’ll get back to that. My culture’s Christmas begins after Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Our traditionally-frenzied holiday shopping season does, at any rate. This year’s liturgical Christmas … Continue reading

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Back at Mass

It’s been about four months since I’ve been at Mass. I don’t like that. But I see no point in kvetching about the COVID-19 pandemic, or blaming Minnesota’s governor for trying to keep Minnesotans alive, or our bishop for cooperating … Continue reading

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Rules, Principles, and a Defrocked Cardinal

I’m not sure how the ‘defrocked Cardinal’ story will play out in America’s news. Assorted presidential campaigns will be building up steam, and there’s no shortage of other newsworthy angst. Maybe the McCarrick case will be a nine day wonder, … Continue reading

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Divine Mercy and Lawrence N. Kaas

We set a time for my father-in-law’s funeral: 3:00 p.m. this Friday, September 21, 2018. The last I heard, all but one of his children have been told about his death. The one remaining has been, I understand, somewhere in … Continue reading

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