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Kerygmama – Departing Tao

We are schooled by our legal system to think of “sin” as a series of discrete actions that are each a negative point against us. Instead, sin is this departure itself. Continue reading

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Kerygmore – Why the SNAFU?

JMJ✙ I now have to say another thing as huge as my first point. It may even be harder to accept. No one (or very few), in this age of enlightenment, believes in science. Unlike the God thing, I can … Continue reading

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I Think You Have Questions

Questions always arise about my participation in Church. I think they are valid questions, but I think they are often predicated on invalid assumptions: essentially, they are some form of How can you do this? Where this is incorrectly understood … Continue reading

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A Vision of Autumnal Beige

JMJ This is my favourite time of the year, the part of the school year, if you will, that leads up to Christmas: from just after my birthday through what was my late brother’s birthday (today) and on into the … Continue reading

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Trust the Brothers

JMJ It’s like a big game of “trust”. You stand on the back of a sofa or, perhaps, a coffee table. My fraternity called it couch diving: we run across the living room, jump up on the back of a … Continue reading

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Prophet Priest and King

JMJ My friend Michael shared with me an insight from Fr Michael Sweeney, OP. Be mindful this has gone through two human brains to get to your screen, so I’ve only got one little snippet: When you come to the … Continue reading

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Symmetric Condemnation

Back in my ECUSA days I had a nemesis on the internet. They would literally pounce on anything I said. To be fair they were anyone’s nemesis. There was a reply for everything and everything got a reply. I met … Continue reading

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Offering it up

The Readings for the Memorial of St Peter ClaverMonday in the 23rd Week of Ordinary Time, C1 Colossians 1:24-2:3 Luke:6:6-11 Qui nunc gaudeo in passionibus pro vobis, et adimpleo ea quae desunt passionem Christi, in carne mea pro corpore ejus, … Continue reading

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Except you ravish me

JMJ The readings in the daily office follow a cycle through the year but on Saints days, other readings may take over. On some saints’ days, two readings are moved in – the readings of the day are suppressed. On … Continue reading

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The Luminous Mysteries of the Broken Road (reposted)

Antiphon: God, bless the broken road that led me straight to you. In your baptism, O Christ, our God, you opened the pathway of initiation for us, into your Mysteries. I thank you for all who have moved me along … Continue reading

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