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Mar
21

The hostage deal

The hostage deal Gregory compared the Devil to a hungry fish, caught on the hook of Christ’s deity when he was enticed to swallow it by the bait of Christ’s flesh.
Feb
4

The seventeen days

The seventeen days Pre-Lent rolled in early this year. Septuagesima already past, at the Third Sunday after the Epiphany, Sexagesima as well, with Quinquagesima looming
Jan
14

The pop art of Sr. Mary Corita Kent

"Mary Mother is the juiciest tomato of them all." Sr. Mary Corita moved in some of the same circles as Andy Warhol, but subverted pop images to make provocative Catholic statements.
Jan
13

On the Magi: Perennial problem

On the Magi: Perennial problem Unsightly reaction incited: my perennial problem.
Jan
11

On the Magi: Terror unleashed

On the Magi: Terror unleashed Outwitted, outmanoeuvred, Herod unleashes terror.
Jan
10

On the Magi: We refugees

On the Magi: We refugees By the first dream, I was assured.
Jan
9

On the Magi: Offerings presented

On the Magi: Offerings presented Away from home, Mission accomplished: It is finished.
Jan
8

On the Magi: Feigning faith

On the Magi: Feigning faith Herod the King, "racially Arab, religiously Jewish, culturally Greek, politically Roman."
Jan
7

On the Magi: Through centuries

On the Magi: Through centuries From the beginning, Magi pondered and travelled; offered and worshipped.
Jan
6

On the Magi: Farcical journey

On the Magi: Farcical journey Persians not Arabs, Farsi not Arabic, Magi not Kings: worship not rule.
Dec
25

Becoming

Becoming Mary breaks into a cold, damp sweat, her eyes bloodshot, her skin crawling as she takes one more breath and screams, pushing baby into open air, riding a rush of adrenaline and blood so pure that it can only be love. Deep down, though, she knows that love is far more than chemicals and sweat, and she wonders if the hope she has is pure enough to keep the doubts from crawling out of their corner and sucking...
Sep
10

Songs, sacred and secular

Whether one exults in the tender humanity of these poems, or finds in them a fitting lamentation in a season of loss, Spencer Reece’s voice is unique and worth hearing.
Apr
13

Easter Communion

Easter Communion The poetry of Easter is so very rich — reaching out as far as we can reach in our limited vocabularies for a way to say what needs to be said.
Mar
13

Poem: After an ice storm on Ash Wednesday

  Ice fell from the sky last night, and tree branches now bear its weight. We heard them groan and crack in the dark, gun shots ringing out through the still woods. In the morning some limbs hang at awkward angles, the pale flesh of their trunks gaping at us through the leaves. Above us other branches stretch to the sky, glittering as the sun adorns each one with a thousand diamonds. In these icy...

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