Category Archives: Faith

To the Manner Bred

My Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, whose 2011 printing I hold on my left thigh right now, has an entry on page 488 for the word “homosexual”, listing it both as an adjective and a noun. I was interested to know … Continue reading

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The Baby and The Bathwater

The saddest and most depressing place in the world this side of the pits of hell is Divorce Court.  I know.  I’ve been there. What follows are some recollections and thoughts prompted by hearing about, but not reading, the recent … Continue reading

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To Judge?

An old friend was talking about something in his life that caused him to change the way he had been thinking about things. I know a lot of people who are doing that, re-thinking stuff that had been settled long … Continue reading

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August 5, 2013 “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” Dear Sir: I did not … Continue reading

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I Hate You?

Preface: What follows is a long rambling reflection on events here in the former United States during the past few weeks; events in which I played an infinitesimally small part.  During the course of these events (still unfolding I think) … Continue reading

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Between Comfort or Christ

Many years ago when turning on, tuning in and dropping out was all the rage, when free speech was championed on campuses, and free love in public parks; when Kumbaya was enjoying top ten status as a Communion hymn and … Continue reading

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Wishing I Wasn’t Right

The long slow ride to hell in a hand basket that we have been on here in these Untied States for at least five or six decades has picked up speed over the past few weeks.  His Hopefulness, our regnant … Continue reading

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Part Two: Christ Has No Body Now But Yours

A few days ago I scribbled something about a song that kept going through my head whose first line is, “Christ has no body now but yours.” Time now for an aside.  I received one comment on that entry from … Continue reading

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That is the first line of a song that has been running through my mind this morning, the Feast of the Assumption.  Especially today it has a whole host of strange and wonderful associations.  The line comes to us first … Continue reading

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What He Said!

Speaking before the Catholic Social Workers Association on June 22, 2011, Archbishop Charles Chaput, one of my heroes, said a few things that needed to be said.  Follow the link to read his little talk.  The guy’s a prophet, accurately … Continue reading

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