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There is One in the Darkness

“The Psalms are profoundly subversive of the dominant culture, which wants to deny and cover over the darkness we are called to enter. Personally we shun negativity. Publicly we deny the the failure of our attempts to exercise control. The … Continue reading

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Shrimping in the rain

I have the immense privilege and pleasure of living on the east coast of Florida in a little city called Titusville. Aside of being a community of great people there really is not much to this place, unless you count … Continue reading

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In late November 1992 Queen Elizabeth gave a speech marking the 40th anniversary of her accession to the throne. Famously she described the year as her “annus horribilis,” a horrible year. Many are thinking something similar of 2016. Regardless of … Continue reading

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The Word at Advent

In the face of death, live humanly. In the middle of chaos, celebrate the Word. Amidst Babel…speak the truth. Confront the noise and verbiage and falsehood of death with the truth and potency and efficacy of the Word of God. … Continue reading

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Hope Between Advents

In the First Advent, Christ the Lord comes into the World; in the next Advent, Christ the Lord comes as Judge of the world and of all the world’s thrones and pretenders, sovereignties and dominions, principalities and authorities, presidencies and … Continue reading

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Behold the Star

OK so it’s not Bethlehem but Bangor. And the quality of the photo isn’t exactly up to xetera standards. It was taken on my mobile phone after 5pm when it was very dark.  I couldn’t help but smile at the … Continue reading

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Kavanagh’s Advent

But here in the Advent-darkened room Where the dry black bread and the sugarless tea Of penance will charm back the luxury Of a child’s soul When the sun went down today it got really cold, really quickly. I was … Continue reading

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