Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween is NOT the Devil’s Holiday

Halloween is NOT the Devil’s Holiday Like the reality behind the Wicked Witch of the West, the real story behind Halloween is not quite what some hysterical people would have you believe. The Wicked Witch of the West. Margaret Hamilton, … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel was once asked do you believe in God, he replied “I don’t know, but I pray to him three times a day.” Considering what he had experienced, I think he was still a person of faith. But that … Continue reading

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Considering The Trinity — and How We Ought to Live.

The idea that we exist primarily in relationship and not as isolated anomic individuals is quite against the prevailing wind of Western Thought since the Reformation. At least since Thomas Hobbes. Hobbes invoked the essential self-ishness of every creature culminating … Continue reading

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For the Love of Christ

For the Love of Christ Today is the feast of Saints Simon and Jude (the Obscure).  In this morning’s homily, Father said some things which got me thinking. Matthew and Simon were two of Jesus’ Apostles. Two more unlike persons … Continue reading

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Mother Night

The book, Mother Night, by Kurt Vonnegut, is about an American who has been raised in Germany in the interwar period, who becomes a propagandist for the Nazis, and a deep mole for the OSS. (This is the cover of … Continue reading

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Examen Prayer Card (DIY)

Sounds simple enough. examen card (Simple things are always the hardest, however.) And here’s the site I got it from.

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“Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations”

I have just finished reading Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations by Jules Evans (New World Library, 2013). It is an interesting swim in the Greek and Roman philosophers of 2000 years hence. What I found intriguing about it … Continue reading

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Movietime.

Grandma’s favorite Saint.

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Speaking of the Family

Resources from Bishop Robert Barron. (And you have no idea how tempting it is to refer to him as “Bishop Bob.”) 🙂

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