Rambling on Dentists and Iraq

[author’s note: From our deployment to Iraq.] September 19, 2010 One of the disadvantages of moving being overly mobile in Iraq is that I never use the same computer for long. Consequently there is some Rector’s Ramblings material that I’m not sure if I’ve written about before. This is one of those times, but as […]

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Rambling on Home Blessing and Chicken Blood (27th Sunday in Ordinary Time [A] [cf. Mt21:33-43]

  In hindsight, hinting that the Catholic ritual for blessing homes included chicken blood may not have been the essence of wisdom. It was a nice usual meeting of the local ministerial association and the local Methodist and Lutheran pastors were having a deep discussion as to the merits of prayer location (or prayer bilocation […]

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Ramblings on a Titanium Spork

[author’s note: From our time on deployment in Iraq.]   September 12, 2010 First, I thank all who have been sending me letters and packages. It has been busy the past few weeks due to me replacing a priest in Baghdad who is gone temporarily. Consequently the number of Masses that I have on a […]

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Rambling on Temptation

[author’s note: from the time of our deployment to Iraq.]   September 5, 2010 I’m not good with resisting temptation. On a recent Sunday in Iraq I went to a small room near our headquarters early in the morning to offer Mass for anyone from the night shift that wished to go. As I walked […]

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