Defining 365 Days- A Series of New Beginnings

In the beginning... John 1:1 What is a beginning? In today's gospel reading, a "beginning" means a "starting point." I love that! A moment in time when I can start start again! God creates moments and we can enter those moments if we choose. The world says that tomorrow is another day, but God says …

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WHEN HARVARD REJECTED THE MESSENGER

When exactly did I read it? It was some time in the 1970’s, probably shortly after its publication in the West in 1973. Why did I read it? I had seen my father read other books by the author, The First Circle and One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. In addition, considerable news media publicity surrounded …

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Novena for the Beatification of Fulton Sheen

It was announced on November 18th that the famous American Catholic Televangelist Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was going to be beatified on December 21st. As a Catholic central Illinoisan, I felt a great joy swell up in my heart that I tried to get tickets to attend the Beatification mass. Sadly, at the beginning of …

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Elder Scrolls Theology: A study in competing interpretations of shared data

The title of this post is rather tongue-in-cheek. However, it serves as a warning for the unwary who wish to read real academic material - the prose is dense and should be read slowly. Given the gravity that tends to characterise a lot of our discussions, it seemed good to have something more frivolous today …

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