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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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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Ramblings for Palm Sunday

[authors note: From my time of preparation and deployment to Iraq with the Army.]   March 28, 2010 Palm Sunday As I’m writing this my unit is receiving training in the M9 weapon. This is military speak for the 9mm automatic handgun. Three of us are chaplains and we are forbidden from touching weapons by […]

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Rambling by a Combat Life Saver

[author’s note: The Ramblings under the category of “Ramblings in and on Iraq” comprise articles written for the bulletin of the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Bells of St. Mary’s, in Grand Island, Nebraska during the period I was preparing and was deployed to Iraq with my unit in the Army […]

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