Monthly Archives: April 2006

More Light: Behind the Da Vinci Code

More Light: Behind the Da Vinci Code Paula has written an insightful piece on the DaVinci Code. I have not read the book but I’ve read some of the reactions by readers. My mother who is an old school Catholic … Continue reading

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Practice of the presence of God

I get a daily quote from Gratefulness.org and here is today’s quote. “The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at … Continue reading

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Living with War

Here is a link to Neil Young’s new album entitled “Living with War“. As a veteran of the Vietnam era and a lifelong peacenik I found it gratifying to listen to this album. I was beginning to wonder if there … Continue reading

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Walking and talking

Steve Bogner has a very timely post on his blog today, Catholicism, Holiness and Spirituality. I believe that what you do is far more important that what you say. Walking what you talk is a far more effective demonstration of … Continue reading

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Mattie Stepanek

I just caught the end of segment on tonight’s “Larry King Show” about a truly gifted advocate for peace. I remember seeing him on television programs but never spent much time paying attention to what he had to say. Today … Continue reading

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Go into the whole world

Today’s Gospel from St. Mark states, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” That’s a tall order. That’s every creature not just every man or woman. How do I proclaim the Gospel to every creature? … Continue reading

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More Light: Holocaust Memorial Day

Paula has a picture and thoughts about the Holocaust. We need to always remember the Holocaust and the kind of thinking that led to it. Much of this same thinking is prevalent in the world today. The dehumanization of races … Continue reading

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Sanctuary

“To seek approval is to have no resting place, no sanctuary. Like all judgment, approval encourages a constant striving. It makes us uncertain of who we are and of our true value. Approval cannot be trusted. It can be withdrawn … Continue reading

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There was no needy person among them

I was asked to do the first reading today at Mass. It is one of my favorite readings. I’m often impressed with the timeliness of all of the daily readings. “There was no needy person among them, for those who … Continue reading

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What is pacifism?

Yesterday, Brother Jonathan asked me in a comment if I was a pacifist. I couldn’t answer that immediately until I did some dictionary work and even some pondering. Today I’m more sure but not positive I have a definitive answer. … Continue reading

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