Tag Archives: Jesuits

The Thanksgiving Holiday Isn’t Catholic, But It’s Looking Like William Shakespeare Was

So be thankful for that! Guess what else? There is a Jesuit angle that may unlock the mystery of genius’s religious background. Writing for the Washington Post, Terence McCoy shares what was found when a First Folio of the Bard’s … Continue reading

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The Quest For The Origins Of The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

What is the deal with celebrating Trinity Sunday? After all, isn’t every Mass a celebration of our Triune God? So why a special Sunday dedicated as a feast to God, in three persons? That question is why I picked up … Continue reading

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Your “Must Read” of the Day: The Pope Francis Interview in America Magazine UPDATED

It’s big. It’s bold. And it’s the first time America has ever interviewed a pope. Actually, a Jesuit priest from the Italian journal La Civiltà Cattolica did the interviewing from questions drafted by various Jesuit publications, including America. Titled A … Continue reading

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For Novels Like Shusaku Endo’s, “The Samurai” UPDATED

First things first, I’ve never read Silence by Shusaku Endo. I can at least say that I’ve heard of it, though, due to the fact that Martin Scorsese has been planning to make a movie based on it for what … Continue reading

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Nobody Does A Gerard Manley Hopkins Poem Like Richard Burton (A Few Words for Wednesday)

The Leaden Echo and the Golden Echo, as Gerard Manley Hopkins  meant them to be delivered.

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Jesuits “Lied for Jesus” About This Priest For 40 Years…UPDATED

As you might guess, this turns out badly. It’s timely that I posted something earlier  about the sexual abuse scandals, whistleblowers, and how lying about them for Jesus has damaged the Church. And when I say Church, I mean the … Continue reading

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My Minvan Burned Up Today. The Present Moment Holds Infinite Riches?

That strange phone number that called my cell phone that I didn’t see until lunch time? That was the Fire Department. See, my van caught fire in the parking garage after I parked and hopped onto the shuttle bus to … Continue reading

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The Tweet Seen ‘Round the World…UPDATES

Wikipedia is already updated. There are lots of “firsts” here.

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News Flash: Dead Chinese Jesuit Befriends Catholic Blogger

You may remember my friend named Wu Li, SJ.  I introduced him to you in a post a few years back.Wu died as a Jesuit priest in Macau in 1718. There is something about departed Catholics and me. I’m like … Continue reading

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A Painting For Spring By My Favorite Jesuit

Sure, it’s a day early, but Spring was about three weeks early where I live this year. What’s been your experience? So I’m in the mood to share a painting for the season, created by the fellow who has become … Continue reading

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