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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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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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The Shameful Misuse of our National Parks


The government shutdown offered a unique opportunity for Americans to enjoy our National Parks for free. To camp and wander unrestricted and prove ourselves worthy of this gift. And we showed ourselves dreadfully unfit by the shameful misuse of our National Parks. Shame on us! Unfortunately, vandalism, trash, human waste, and off trail destruction has been our return. Apparently, we…

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Spiritual Exercises – Week 2, 3


Long overdue reflections on my experience of the Spiritual Exercises – Week 2 and 3: Sin and its consequences. These two weeks were difficult, meditating and contemplating on the subject of sin and its consequences. And it looks like another difficult week might be coming up. Fr. Broom went over the sins of David – lust, and violence. How its…

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