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Kevin Starr, author of California histories and former state librarian, dies at 76

Kevin Starr entered this world in 1940 in a rare fraternity — a fourth-generation Californian whose family’s roots dated back to the Gold Rush era. His work as a historian of California helped shape my own work in California religious history. 33 more words


Be Like Me So I Can Be Comfortable

Last week I had the privilege of seeing Martin Scorsese’s Silence, which is an aesthetically beautiful (albeit rather over-the-top) film about 2 priests propagating Catholicism in Japan in the 1600’s. 554 more words

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A - Sosthenes, our brother

A Catholic homily by Fr Robbie Low
Readings: Isaiah 49: 3, 5-6, Ps 39, 1 Corinthians 1: 1-3, John 1: 29-34

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Two mistakes I find common among spiritual persons. One is that they ordinarily measure their devotion by the consolations and satisfactions which they experience in the way of God, so that if these happen to be wanting, they think they have lost all devotion. 299 more words


Intentional, Liturgical Blogging?

While I was taking a break and planning my 2017 year of blogging, several fun feast days occurred. I broke my hiatus the first day, when I realized it was the  458 more words


The Virgin Mary

On the feast day of Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces, I sat at a table in the garden sipping a glass of whisky. I was unaware of the religious significance of this summer’s day in June 2014 and its impact on a misdirected lukewarm faith. 260 more words


The Theological Virtue of Charity - Part 2 of 5

Father Pegues elaborates upon the internal and external effects of the virtue of charity; and first, the three internal effects, which are joy, peace, and mercy. 399 more words