Monthly Archives: July 2017

Don’t Judge me, Bro. Love me.

Today’s readings: Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34 Matthew 13:31-35 Dixitque ad Aaron: Quid tibi fecit hic populus, ut induceres super eum peccatum maximum? Moses asked Aaron, “What did this people do to you that you should lead them into a grave sin?” … Continue reading

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It’s all Good. I mean ALL. ALL OF IT.

Today’s readings: 1 Kings 3:5-12 Romans 8:28-30 Matthew 13:44-52 Scimus autem quoniam diligentibus Deum omnia cooperantur in bonum, iis qui secundum propositum vocati sunt sancti. And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, … Continue reading

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You gotta dance.

Today’s readings: Exodus 20:1-17 Matthew 13:18-23 The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word… Matthew 13:19 In Matthew (as we heard on Sunday) seeds are not the abstract “Word of God” that they are in … Continue reading

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To Them It Has Not Been Granted

Today’s readings: Exodus 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20B Matthew 13:10-17 Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. Matthew 13:11 I am coming to you in a … Continue reading

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Book Meditation: Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay (Part 2)

This is part 2, thinking about Daniel C. Mattson’s Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay. For part 1, now see here. Parts 3, 4 and 5 of Mattson’s book move in a wide arc from theology to friendship, from love to … Continue reading

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Book Meditation: Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay (Part 1)

TL;DR – Good book. Although I’ve some style issues in Part 2 and 4, all the parts are all engaging and thought provoking. All parts, too, are educational both in a spiritual way (if you want to be a faithful … Continue reading

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Run that up the Crucifix and see who genuflects

July Fourth always leaves me wrestling with my identity as a person born in this country. I have very little problem identifying with our past (even the bad parts) but the present has been a problem since, about 1980. That … Continue reading

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Seven Storey Mountain – reading along

At the tweeted suggestion of Steve, aka Steve the Missionary, as part of my post-RCIA Catechesis (Adult Reading for the Catholic N00b) I’ve been reading Thomas Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain: An Autobiography of Faith (from which edition all the page numbers are … Continue reading

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