Monthly Archives: March 2011

“Is there a God?”

There’s an old joke that goes like this: A bunch of scientists created a huge machine capable of complex calculations and called it UNIVAC. Eager to test their invention, they asked it, “Is there a God?” The vacuum tubes hummed … Continue reading

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Can Christians Agree on Health Care?

As noted in the Endnotes of the book, We Came, We Saw, We Converted – The Lighter Side of Orthodoxy in America (concerning the chapter “Shut Up, Go Home, Pray More”): The Not of This World Conference sponsored by Rose … Continue reading

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Midnight in the Elfin Garden of Paschal Pajamas

A portion of this week’s episode, already in progress: Having gathered in front of the temple, we were at the point, per the service rubrics, where I turned toward the door with the hand blessing Cross in my hand and … Continue reading

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A Lenten Book, Good for Confession —

Since I have a “bad habit” of giving copies of this book to those struggling to make Confession, and since it’s “that time of year” …From a few years back: Fr. Joseph: I wanted to both congratulate you and personally … Continue reading

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GOOD GRIEF – Going Through the (Healthy) Process of Grieving

The Rt. Rev. John Abdallah, Dean of St George Cathedral in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, PA, the editor of The Word magazine, a professional counselor and an educator delivered a presentation — “Good Grief – Going Through the (Healthy) … Continue reading

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Phanar Says “No Vuvuzelas for Vassula”

This from Wednesday, January 18, 2006: Comments have been steadily flowing in from Vassula devotees since I put a moratorium on their comments on this blog. According to Sitemeter, her followers spend time googling blogs on the World Wide Web … Continue reading

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MARCH 25th: Flannery & Feast

It’s the birthday of Flannery O’Connor [Savannah, Georgia (1925)] who wrote two novels and 32 short stories and who said: “I come from a family where the only emotion respectable to show is irritation. In some this tendency produces hives, … Continue reading

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