Monthly Archives: October 2014

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

I’m pretty sure that I’ve not ever written for The Daily Cup on Halloween before.  Alas, as I was reading through the Scriptures assigned for today I couldn’t find any of them that were sufficiently spooky.  But I was able to remember … Continue reading

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Requiem aeternam

My morning walks these past few weeks have given me a chance to ponder our collective need to decorate for Halloween. Colorful leaves seem like decoration enough, but the faux graves, rattling skeletons, graceful ghosts, and less poetic effigies of … Continue reading

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Father Holub

E. A. Holub is his signature on my diploma from St. Anne School in Beaumont, Texas, on the occasion of my graduating from the “grammar grades” in 1952. I never knew what his initials stood for; to me he was … Continue reading

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Are You Free?

Last night I looked around at all of the unpacked boxes from a recent move.  I wondered, “What’s the point of opening them?”  Iv’e moved four times in the last 24 years (five counting the latest, which was local).  Most … Continue reading

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Everybody Just Shut Up

When I was teaching 5th and 6th grade religion class at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School I had a challenge for each of the six sections of 5th graders I saw every week:  two full minutes of silence at the … Continue reading

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Truthful Stories

(first published on November 17, 2011) Stories may be the most powerful tool we have for communicating our core beliefs. Those things we value most highly aren’t always easily described except in story. Think of the great truths imparted in … Continue reading

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Unbelievable! (Nine)

This series explores what we don’t believe — and why — in order to help us understand what we do believe, and why we do. The church does not teach that self-realization is the goal of our existence (at least, … Continue reading

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