Another (Short) Update from Texas

My uncle writes: Howdy, all. B**** asked me to send out a quick note, not as a “health update” (nothing to report = good news) but as a general thank you. Thank you for everything, for the meals, the mail order “surprises”, the cards, the phone calls (even those that don’t connect), the thoughts, and…

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I Had No Idea!

But I’ll remember it for next year, and I’ll specifically ask for an announcement at our parish. I should have known (especially as chair for Respect Life). Thanks to Julie and the others who have brought this to light. (Link below GIRM quote goes to USCCB.) ***************************** In all the dioceses of the United States…

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Another Brain Teaser Set (Final Update)

Update (01-24-08, 3:47 p.m. EST): Okay, so this one was a bust. Oh, well! The last of the answers are below. I’ll save this kind of brainteaser for another time, and I’ll look for different types to be more interesting. Thanks for playing! Update (01-22-08, 2:47 p.m. EST): Cath is a busy bee! She’s got…

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My Privileges Meme

I saw this at Esther’s blog, and I thought I’d play along. I’m not tagging anyone specifically. If you want to play, go ahead! From What Privileges Do You Have?, based on an exercise about class and privilege developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State…

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oh my God what kind of world is this where are we americans heading with our focus on materialism Catholic Media Review tells us that this project will be coming out later this year. Get tissues, and be sure the children aren’t nearby at all. Then go watch the trailer. I REPEAT: THIS TRAILER IS…

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Circumcision of Christ

Mark Shea shared a bit of his forthcoming book Behold Your Mother at his blog today. Here’s a little bit of what he shared on the Presentation in the Temple (or the Circumcision of Jesus): Here again is a mystery so great I don’t know how to get inside it or what to make of…

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Catholic Carnival: Saints, Sin, Politics, and Life

Jay is hosting the Catholic Carnival this week, but he says he’s looking for some hosts starting in about a month. Head here for information on how to host the Carnival. (It’s not as hard as it looks. If I can do it, anyone can!) In the meantime, enjoy this week’s selection of posts by…

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Paint Your Palette Blue and Gray

I fell in love with Van Gogh in the fifth grade when my art teacher (Mrs. Czerna at Washington Street Elementary School in Toms River, NJ) talked to us about him. She showed us what became my favorite painting ever. I had the opportunity once to see Starry Night at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern…

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