Tag Archives: Tradition

A Little Film I Watched About Where Jesus Was Baptized In Jordan…

  During breakfast this morning, on the 787 Dreamliner flying the livery of Royal Jordanian Airlines, I watched an interesting little film. It’s about the place in the Kingdom of Jordan that has been visited by popes, and pilgrims. The … Continue reading

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Lent And Holy Week (A Primer)

  First published on April 5, 2011, fast forward to the good parts. It’s Holy Week! We are officially past the half-way point of the Lenten Season.  Before you know it, it will be Holy Week. As a convert who … Continue reading

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Ember Days: What They Are And Where They Went

Today is the first Ember Day of autumn, the week after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. A long time ago, in a world that seems so very far away, Christian traditions rooted in simple faith thrived … Continue reading

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Because of the Church’s Position on Abortion

At the Battle of Mobile Bay in the American Civil War, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut gave a famous command. When one of his ships struck a mine and sank and the remaining ships in the fleet got “cold feet” and … Continue reading

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Because Yes, You Can Go Without Food For A Day (Or Two)

The Season of Lent has begun and Catholics are required to fast today (Ash Wednesday) as well as on Good Friday. We are, however, allowed to break the Lenten fasts on Sundays throughout the season. And you don’t have to … Continue reading

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