Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rachel Peach reports from Houston

“Houston Heroes” Amidst the loss and suffering caused by Hurricane Harvey and the floods here in Houston, I have been repeatedly amazed and edified to see how this crisis situation has been able to bring the best out of people. … Continue reading

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Houston: oceans rise, prayers comfort

SUNDAY:  “When oceans rise, my soul will rest in your embrace, for I am yours, and you are mine” The rain continued throughout all last night, and so this morning, it became even more evident that flood levels are rising. … Continue reading

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Reporting from Hurricane Harvey’s Houston

FROM FRIDAY: “Preparation for the Storm” When Harvey was still just a level 1 hurricane out at sea, headed towards the Texan coast yesterday, my community made the decision to head home to Houston from our vacation days to avoid getting … Continue reading

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The most awful, disgusting, ignorant, repulsive pro-abortion justification ever

I suppose the headline above gives a hint of my feelings on the topic for discussion in this little blog.  I’m in good company, because Bishop Robert Barron Tweeted this reaction: That is perhaps the stupidest argument ever made in … Continue reading

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Hi, I’m just the American that dropped out of nowhere…

This summer Abraham and I became good friends. My days at the oratorio estivo, or parish summer day camp, consisted in listening to announcements in the microphone, which I didn’t understand about what game we were going to play next, … Continue reading

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Follow Pope Francis on Twitter

“I get most of my news from Twitter.” No, not me – someone I was listening to on a podcast…someone highly educated, articulate, respected.  Perhaps someone who isn’t the world’s deepest thinker or has an attention span of only 140 … Continue reading

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Language minus words

When I was little and the electricity would go out, I remember always being amazed at how many things I couldn’t do wothout it. I would go from one thing to the next looking for something to satiate my boredom, … Continue reading

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Some (Correct) Assumptions about Mary

assumption [uh-suhmp-shuh n] noun 1. something taken for granted; a supposition: a correct assumption. Synonyms: presupposition; hypothesis, conjecture, guess, postulate, theory. 2. Ecclesiastical. a. the bodily taking up into heaven of the Virgin Mary. b. a feast commemorating this, celebrated … Continue reading

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So real it’s a dream

I just woke up from a six week long dream. Not a one of those dreams where you are asleep – one where it is more real than you could have imagined. Growing up in an Italian-American family, I’ve envisioned … Continue reading

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Fifth Gospel Ponderings: The Motherhood of Mary Magdalene?

Living in the “Fifth Gospel”, the Holy Land, tantalizes the imagination.  Recently it brought about a line of thought I never imagined my mind would take.  I asked the question: When we think of the exalted vocation of motherhood, we … Continue reading

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