Category Archives: Hell

A Moment in Time in Italy

I took this photo few weeks ago in Rome. I think it’s the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, but I’m not sure. What I’m shocked at is this—look how big the church is! Look how little the people are! I … Continue reading

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“Happiness” by Jane Kenyon

“Happiness” by Jane Kenyon There’s just no accounting for happiness, or the way it turns up like a prodigal who comes back to the dust at your feet having squandered a fortune far away. And how can you not forgive? … Continue reading

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A Tiny, Brilliant Spark from The Vatican

Asked what it meant for him to “think with the church,” a phrase used by the Jesuit founder St. Ignatius, Francis said, “This church with which we should be thinking is the home of all, not a small chapel that … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know in Just 250 Pages!

Who could possibly be gullible enough to believe that the Explanation for Everything could be contained in 250 pages? Who would even think that human language could adequately  explain much of anything, even in the best 250 pages ever written? This is what I … Continue reading

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Crimes of Ignorance

I’ve always thought thugs like the Boston bombers should officially be labeled “ignoramuses” and their offenses, “crimes of ignorance.” These are not merely hateful people who commit hate crimes; they have an extreme, learned narcissism that makes them ignorant of anyone’s needs … Continue reading

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“It Is Enough to Enter” by Todd Boss

Blogger’s Note:  I borrowed this poem from the poetry book “Pitch” by Todd Boss, copyright 2012 by Todd Boss, published by W.W. Norton & Company. It Is Enough to Enter the templar halls of museums, for example, or the chambers of churches, … Continue reading

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Catholics, Facebook, Ash Wednesday, and a Cat

I am killing time in a hotel room tonight, so I figured I had time to visit Facebook. What a mistake! It’s Ash Wednesday, made clear by the assholes who posted their photos on Facebook with ashes on their greasy foreheads, who … Continue reading

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