Monthly Archives: December 2017

Christmas 1

When I was a seminarian at the Church of the Ascension & St. Agnes, I heard the Last Gospel (and therefore the prologue of John) a lot, as all of you have over the last several years.  Fr. Lane didn’t … Continue reading

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Christmas

Merry Christmas, everybody.  Thank God it’s Christmas, huh?  2017 has been a long year for an awful lot of people, and I think we needed Christmas to come.  2107 gave some people what they deserve.  Time Magazine named ‘The Silence … Continue reading

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Advent 4

The other day I noticed that the Princeton Garden Theater was playing one of the all time great movies, The Princess Bride.  Turns out The Princess Bride was released in 1987, which I at first thought was twenty years ago … Continue reading

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Gaudete Sunday

Well, we’ve made it.  We’ve made it to halftime, Gaudete Sunday; what is meant to be rest stop on the long Advent road to the Nativity of Our Lord.  The name Gaudete Sunday comes from the first line of the … Continue reading

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Advent 2

Forbes magazine, that font of capitalist wisdom, entitled its seventy-fifth anniversary issue “Why We Feel So Bad When We Have It So Good.”  It sported articles by some of the media luminaries of our time: Peggy Noonan…, George Bush, and Dan … Continue reading

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Advent 1

The great St. Augustine of Hippo wrote a little about a lot of things and a lot about a few things.  Being a late convert, someone who, let’s say, might have preferred that what happened in Hippo stayed in Hippo, … Continue reading

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