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I was working once with three email carriers and three telephones, a blog (this one) and a website. I lost the thread a couple of times when it would have been better not. I also rely on the search button which doesn’t always work. And of course there is the problem with electrical black outs […]

Scary and Tough

I have two more books that I find very difficult to read. I did manage to finish the book of Job but only in the last 10 years. I had to struggle for a long time with my prayer. It was very quiet, but it was not really contemplative. I was in fact afraid to […]

Gospel Mk 6:1-6 Jesus departed from there and came to his native place, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds […]

Let us be humble

Higgs field found…A boson…What is that in subatomic physics??? Well, time for a colon so….: “All known elementary and composite particles are bosons or fermions, depending on their spin: particles with half-integer spin are fermions; particles with integer spin are bosons. In the framework of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, this is a purely empirical observation. However, […]

July 4 Word

The first word should be THANKS especially to France without that country, the American experience would have ended in disaster. Lafayette we are still here. Liberty and Justice for All, Equality, Liberty, Fraternity…still a project. The Gospel today is about Jesus among the tombs where a maniac encounters him and is cured. Matthew 8: 28. […]

I am going to re-start something I did when I first came to Wesleyan…A Sunday pre-bulletin on the Word and also a daily meditation form the lectionary. When I was in 8th grade we had a compulsory Bible class where I really encountered sacramental Gospel of John and the ecclesial selections of ¬†Matthew in a […]

Modern to the Post

Anthony Burgess died in 1993. He was the go to guy for Shakespeare AND Joyce AND Hemingway AND D.H. Lawrence AND such as Clockwork Orange and literary and music criticism (and composing too!). In a 1988 essay this expert on modernism remarks how quickly modernism slid into the past. I look at the university students […]

Adult education in church: unattractive because it smacks of school which was not a pleasant experience for many people. Education is buried in a school culture of competition and poor methods. Here are some ideas that should be investigated by adults because the issues sound remote or too complex yet they keep coming up in […]

The Drill

Almost 20 years ago I met with a group of older priests…all dead now that I am as old myself…for prayer and sharing and a meal. It was along the lines of Jesus Caritas, Charles DeFoucauld, a hero to everyone there. One hour a day, one day a week, one week a year for intentional […]

Practice vs. Preaching

One reason for the divisions in the Church right now comes out of the tolerance for sin as long as the sinners do not compromise doctrine. Sinners come and go as Matthew 13 makes clear. But to weaken the teaching of the Church is to do permanent damage to the mission of the Church. Roman […]

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