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Monthly Archive for November, 2010

Blogs and Website

There is a website that I have neglected… thevirtualoratory.org …and have now posted something there on the Sunday readings. The Advent season starts out with the destruction of the world. If you are a boomer you practiced in  school  civil defense  drills  getting fried by atomic blasts . If you were a New Yorker during […]

Translation and Invocation

The Wesleyan Chaplains take turns presenting what is still called an invocation for the Board of Trustees. This is not what is was when Wesleyan was a full blown denominational school. But the customary name is retained and the chaplains rotate in and out for a two to three minute “invocation”. It is a challenge […]

To Blog or Not To Blog

To blog or not to blog..that is the question…whether tis nobler in mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take up arms against a sea of troubles…indeed… I wake up thinking about how strange the world is to me now. Rather than getting used to a place I have put […]

Peace of Mind

Taking a beta blocker can be a very good thing to do. There is certainly no shame in it. But I did read Catholic scholar Lawrence Cunningham’s little book of great snippets…Things Seen and Unseen. He told a fellow airplane passenger what he did for a living and in return was offered a pamphlet about […]

Autumn silence

The liturgy mess is worse than the last November 5th post. I wrote a short essay on November deaths and the computer button I hit decided it should not be saved. So more later!


There is a new edition for the Mass coming out. Some expect great renewal and others disaster. Rather than go on about what may or may not be happen, I would just like to raise a few questions about what I experience now. Some people think that the limitations I will mention will be solved […]


This should be a diary since I have been away from the computer and people are asking about me. There was a fall break followed by a homecoming and the scheduling set up since last February went awry. Less said about that the better. But I will post the research I have done about what  […]