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Creation

The Sunlight by Which We See Is Ancient

October 22, 2017 8 Comments
The Sunlight by Which We See Is Ancient

I was meditating on time today, precipitated by some things I have recently learned about the light of the Sun that reaches Earth. I have long known that to look up into the night sky is to look far into the past. Looking up at the star Sirius, I am seeing 9 years into the […]

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Things We Can Learn from Dogs and Cats

October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Things We Can Learn from Dogs and Cats

Here at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian Parish in Washington, D.C., we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with the blessing of the animals. Although most folks bring dogs to be blessed, there are usually some who bring cats and a few other animals like ferrets. Once, someone even brought a snake! In the past […]

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Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: Great and Yet Terrifying Blessings

September 8, 2017 0 Comments
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: Great and Yet Terrifying Blessings

Given the terrible storm that has devastated parts of the Caribbean and is bearing down on Florida as I write, it is possible that questions come to mind. There is certainly a violent component to life on this planet. We might even play on the words of an ancient hymn Dies Irae, dies illa. Yet […]

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The Testimony of Creation to its Creator

September 1, 2017 6 Comments
The Testimony of Creation to its Creator

On this “World Day of Creation” we ponder the glory and power of God in what he has made. One of the painful paradoxes of our time is that our scientific insights have increased unbelief rather than belief. Perhaps as never before we have come to know the astonishing interplay of creation at every level. […]

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