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When Night Falls


          It has been quiet weeks. An endless stream of activities with threads of quiet woven through. Busy though I was, I roamed my inner home, very much bare and unadorned. 610 more words


Taking What is Relevant: A Different Filter

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When I was in college, I had many brilliant professors and mentors. One of these professors was Dr. 525 more words


Peace with every step

 If you came this way,
Taking any route, starting from anywhere,
At any time or at any season,
It would always be the same: you would have to put off…

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Daily Office

One Foot in the Graveyard

Shortly after finally making contact with the DDO (see Communication Breakdown) I attended a workshop for those on the discernment path. I had been to several before, including one a year ago which covered the topic this was to cover: the dreaded and artificial BAP Pastoral Letter Exercise. 1,224 more words


Celibacy: Burden... Or Gift?

Outside of rare circumstances, all priests in the Catholic Church are required to be celibate. You can choose ordination or marriage, but not both. For many, this is a heavy burden to carry, requiring one to either be “ 279 more words


Communication Breakdown

Communication breakdown
It’s always the same
I’m having a nervous breakdown
Drive me insane!
Led Zeppelin

I started the summer waiting to move into the next stage of the discernment process: meetings with Examining Chaplains and a Bishop to decide if I should go to a ordination selection conference (the 

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CARM declares the end of apostles

Following on from cessationist polemist J D Hall’s proclamation that prophets have ended, we have this extraordinary assertion that apostles have ceased from Mat Crick. 1,298 more words