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Short sales, symbols, and old things made new

Lou and I closed on the sale of our marital home earlier this month. This is a relief inasmuch as we no longer have a joint property to worry about, but it’s no special bonus. The transaction was a short … Continue reading

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Poppy, Toofy, and the Rescue

My five-year-old, Poppy, had a tooth extracted by the dentist today. The tooth, a molar, had  had a cavity filled some time ago. And then the filling broke, and then there was a repair, and an infection, and an abscess, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Nobody’s Rottweiler?

Thanks to PopeAlarm.com, I knew at 1:18 pm Central Daylight Time today that the white smoke was billowing from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, probably within about 10 minutes of its actually happening in Rome.   We don’t have … Continue reading

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Newbie at Convention: thoughts on who has a voice, and Acts 8

This week, I had the unique and fantastic opportunity to attend the annual Convention for the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast as a delegate from my own parish. These Conventions are emblematic of what I find so enchanting … Continue reading

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Tell me, but don’t tell me. Say it. But don’t.

If you listen to as much Catholic radio as I do (and I listen to far too much of it for my own good), you know Catholics can’t vote for Obama. If you are a Catholic and go to church … Continue reading

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Double Standards and Inadequate Explanations

Originally written on 7/12/06. I’ve been thinking about women’s ordination recently. I don’t feel especially bothered by the fact that the Catholic Church doesn’t ordain women. It’s never bothered me. Even when Episcopal Father Fred told me during my foray … Continue reading

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Whose marriage counts?

Have I said this already? I find it so offensive when those opposed to same-sex marriage refer to it as “same-sex so-called marriage,” or simply use quotation marks as in, “same-sex ‘marriage.’” Obviously, they want to make it clear that … Continue reading

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