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The Sacred and the Profane

When I was in Bible school, we learned about two world views: the Greek and the Hebrew.  The Greek world view divides the world into to very different categories: the spiritual and the natural.   515 more words

Spiritual Growth

Mircea Eliade’s Meditations on the Spatial-Temporal Aspects of the Sacred and the Profane

“It is sacred time that makes possible the other time, ordinary time.”

In a desacralized world that has surged forth from an advocacy for a machine age built on rational thought and purported ‘freedom’ from the past, Mircea Eliade’s excellent book… 518 more words

To begin again, from the Blank Page

‘To be cured, the victim of an illness must be brought to a second birth, and the archetypal model of birth is the cosmogony. The work of time must be undone, the auroral moment immediately preceding the creation must be reintegrated; on the human plane, this is as much as to restore the “blank page” of existence, the absolute beginning, when nothing was yet sullied, nothing spoiled…. 71 more words

Taste and See: in search of holiness...

Sunday’s second reading contained a challenge to live authentically. It warns about inauthenticity of faith and life. 

Think of God’s mercy, my brothers, and worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings, by offering your living bodies as a holy sacrifice, truly pleasing to God.

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Catholic Faith


little children’s bones

littering the battlefield—

offerings profane


Those dirty words

Most of us reserve the term dirty words to the words that landed a bar of soap in Ralphie’s mouth in “A Christmas Story”. I think there are a few other words we should consider adding to the dirty list. 93 more words

Swearing for fun?

So in the time that I spent not writing more blogs, I’ve been watching quite a few commentaries. I’ve noticed a couple of trends.

1. They tend to be adults. 254 more words