Category Archives: the good book

Blogging from A to Z Challenge day 22: V is for Via Dolorosa

I’ve noticed that a lot of my posts on Christianity tend to focus on things like suffering and alienation. Some of this is that my personality has a melancholic and sometimes even morbid streak in it. And, of course, a … Continue reading

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Candlemas 2013

One of the things that depresses me is how so many Feast days fly by without much recognition from me. Of course, the Liturgy of the Hours gives me some unique prayers to say, but aside from that, it often … Continue reading

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Frodo, Boromir and the easier way

“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to … Continue reading

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Preparing for Christmas

I suppose this is my obligatory Advent post. As I grew up, I became increasingly aware of a sort of silent horror about the world. There was a way in which the world seemed to conquer people; not so much … Continue reading

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Lent, 2012; why you should purchase a breviary

I said that I’d talk a bit about Lent, so here it is. Perhaps it’s a little bit inappropriate to dwell on Lent during Easter, but then Lent is in many ways a microcosm of the worldly situation of the … Continue reading

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Christmas! Day Four

Been away from blogging for a while – the buildup to Christmas was pretty work intense, and by the time Christmas day rolled around I found myself stuck with a nasty head cold. But aside from becoming a minor biohazard … Continue reading

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“let not God speak to us, lest we die.”

Now God speaks intimately, as one man to another. Now he descends into the depth of their human sufferings. Yet that very act prompts, and will continually prompt, his hearers – the hearers who nonetheless think of themselves as disciples … Continue reading

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For the third Sunday of Advent

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise the words of prophets, but test everything; hold fast to … Continue reading

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