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Spiritual Exercises – Week 4


The Seven Capital Sins are the topics for meditation during the Spiritual Exercises – Week 4. The capital sins are character defects that often lead to mortal sin so study of them and flushing them out helps us become more peaceful and loving people. Greed The first meditation, on Greed, was very striking. Not only materialism but spiritual greed. Am…

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American Revolution, Huntington Beach, California


I love going to living history events and really had fun at the American Revolution at Huntington Beach Central Park. This short video showcases some of the highlights. First up, the Battle for Young’s Field. Near the end, a colonial cooking demonstration. And in between, several campsites and re-enactors. Enjoy! For more living history and fun places to visit, check…

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What I Learned From My Latest Trip


Every journey brings new lessons. This past summer we went on an extended trip. From Southern California to Kings Canyon-Sequoia National Park. Then up to Oregon. And back home. I love the freedom of cruising the open road in the truck and trailer. I enjoy being able to take my time because my rig is self-contained and I don’t need…

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Priest Removed for Traditional Mass


This turned up on my news feed this week The US bishops are confused. One has had a priest removed for traditional Mass. That is to say, Bishop Walter Hurley of the Archdiocese of Saginaw, Michigan, removed Fr. Edwin Dwyer from Our Lady of Peace Parish. For trying to incorporate more traditional elements into the liturgy. Elements approved by Vatican…

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