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This blog used to be hosted at Patheos, but I created my own site because I wanted to get away from the increased commercialism. I also wanted to return to the more personal and relational style that I first had when blogging. As the readership increased at Patheos we lost the personal contact. I had to close the comments box because there were simply too many comments to moderate and extremists were using my combox as their soapbox.

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Standing on My Head

“A scene is often most clearly seen when it is seen upside down.” G.K.Chesterton

The Patchwork Church

May 12th, 2020|

Celebrating Mass yesterday I had a sudden insight on why I love the Catholic Church so much. It's simply because the Church is Catholic. It's universal. It's not a sect. I was actually thinking

The Conspiracy of Fear

May 5th, 2020|

A well known blogger and friend of mine has wearied of blogging because she says a blog is "an echo chamber." I know what she means because it is hard not to repeat oneself.

The May Magnificat

May 1st, 2020|

MAY is Mary’s month, and I Muse at that and wonder why:     Her feasts follow reason,     Dated due to season—     Candlemas, Lady Day;         5 But the Lady Month, May,     Why fasten that upon

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