Today’s Clergy: An Observation

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Soap box
Yup, this post is going to be one of those religious ones, and in the wake of the Pope’s recent (last week) encyclical, it was just a thought I reckoned I had to share (Don’t I always?). More

The Attempt at Finding Solace Again

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Mass

I’m finding this blog writing has, of late, become lost in my daily life. Not that it hasn’t been important, but rather that life has been so hectically busy. That said, though I haven’t been publishing on a regular, weekly basis, it is what it is and I will continue to post as I’m able to find time (without brow-beating myself!)
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Remembrance

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Remembrance

To me, the entire month of November has always been a solemn month – and a month of remembrance. Religiously speaking, we start the month off with the Feast of All Saints, immediately followed by All Souls. In Mexico, All Souls Day is referred to as Day of the Dead and celebrated in remembrance of all their ancestors who have died over the past years with food and music.
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What Happens When There Are No More Churches?

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Abandoned Church

I remember a time during my childhood when my parents would take us to church on Sundays. It was a regular thing, and we went every Sunday (and special days, of course) without fail, unless we were really sick with a fever. For me it was a very comforting feeling: familiar, warm, and lasting. There was tradition that was followed for many years that was mixed into everything we did. The old, red, hymn book we always used to sing the hymns and follow the liturgy were worn, the pages yellowing. The church calendar cycle was the same very year, with the ebbing and flowing of special times; of Advents and Christmases; of Lents and Easters. More

Forgiveness Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

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Forgiveness

We’re taught (as Christians) that we are to always forgive as Christ forgave. In society, we’re urged to “forgive and forget” (though in reality we want to make sure that, when we’ve forgiven, the person we’ve forgiven doesn’t forget!) We’ve learned to “turn the other cheek,” and even at times to try to understand those who’ve wronged us. More

Binge-Watching

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Binge-Watching

Who even watches live programming anymore (outside of morning news, that is)? And doesn’t it really say something when even the networks start producing original shows in their entirety only to release the complete series at one time? More

Realities of Which We Cannot See

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Bubble

Let’s face it. We’ve all come across those types of people who may seem a bit “off” or “flakey” to us. They’re the ones that talk about “surrounding people with pink bubbles of forgiveness” and “sending love and light.” Or, perhaps they talk about the auras they see around you. With breathy voices, they speak of ethereal and intangible things with flowery speech. And you watch with dismay thinking, “This person has got to be totally off her rocker…More

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