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Pope Francis Makes Me Uncomfortable

September 15, AD 2015 26 Comments
Pope Francis Makes Me Uncomfortable

I have a confession to make. Well, if you read the title of this post, you already know, but here it is again: Pope Francis makes me uncomfortable. I know that as a Catholic I am probably not supposed to say that (or feel that way), but it’s true. Ever since he was elected Pope, […]

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Rescue the Perishing

September 5, AD 2015 0 Comments
Rescue the Perishing

Now my soul is troubled.  And what shall I say?  Father, save me from this hour?  No:  for this purpose I have come to this hour.  Father, glorify your name. Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you disquieted within me?  Father, glorify your name. Happy belated feast days of Saints […]

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Love Calls Us to Empathy

February 12, AD 2015 1 Comment
Love Calls Us to Empathy

There is a stereotype, probably justified, of the angst-ridden teenager who cries, “No one understands me.” No matter are age, we all feel this adolescent attitude from time to time.  But if we let that feeling fester, it can turn from self-pity into the sin of self-absorption. Like all sin, it not only separates us […]

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Farewell, My Dear

May 23, AD 2012 1 Comment
Farewell, My Dear

This is a poem I felt compelled to write when I was thinking of one of my mom’s uncles, her godfather at baptism. I don’t know why I was thinking about him. We only ever had one conversation, back when he was sick, a few months before he died. He had so many books that […]

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