Tag: contrition

Discovering a Season

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I get so excited that I start listening to my Christmas music at the beginning of November, much to the surprise and chagrin of some of my loved ones. This year, I’ve been asking myself what I’ve been getting excited about. Is it the celebration of Christ’s birth? …

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A Contrite Heart You Will Not Scorn

As my sidebar bio says, I have traditionalist and neo-traditionalist sympathies. We traditional types must always guard ourselves from succumbing to Pharisaic tendencies. It's easy for the pious and overly-devotional (POD) to look down their noses at the progressives sharing the pew with them. This Sunday's gospel reading gave me an idea for a modern …

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Fasting From the Eucharist

Here’s a completely different take on the current communion debate that’s all the rage these days. Staying in the Pew at Communion Time I’ve come to believe that part of the problem has to do with the unremitting insistence on frequent Communion. I will pause for a moment as 90% of my readers emit gasps …

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Out of Line

I'd like to apologize for an inappropriate jab at John Kerry I made yesterday . While I can be suspicious about his child-rearing abilities all I want, I shouldn't make unsupportable statements like I made. His daughter's faux pas should not enter into political discourse unless I have proof (a) that he raised her poorly …

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Good Call

I think Francoise Ducros is right. Canada PM: Bush not ‘a moron’ “OTTAWA, Canada (Reuters) — Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, attempting to head off an embarrassing spat with Washington, Thursday quickly distanced himself from a senior official who reportedly called President Bush ‘a moron.’ “