In the Face of a Fragile World

Boy, a lot has certainly changed in our lives and rather quickly too. It’s all too much at some moments to really fathom the effects the virus has had on the entire world. Sports! Sports are gone. I never would have seen that one coming. Taking sports as an example, it is always the guaranteed entertainment that would be around. Perhaps here and there a rain delay occurred or a game is postponed, but the entire sporting enterprise is cancelled. Unreal.

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Deacon Cook What?

 

Missing meat on Fridays? That classic Catholic crisis when we realize it is meal time and it is Friday and it is during Lent…"Oh shoot, that is right it is Lent…ugh". Classic. Friday meals can be creative and strangely more delicious than maybe we first thought. One of my favorite recipes to cook during Lent is close to something like a burger. It is not a tofu burger, or what not. It is very filling. Try making Quinoa patties. I highly recommend them.

 

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Conscience is a Gift - Vox Dei

The conscience is connected with the Vox Dei, the voice of God, within us all. Victor Hugo recognizes this connection in his great novel, Les Miserables. St. John Henry Newman wrote essays on this wonderful truth of our being. Conscience is a gift. It directs our Will to what is truly good, beautiful, true, lovely and excellent for our flourishing. We know all too well, however, from our lives that we can have some serious wrestling matches with our conscience. This too is part of the human experience: our inner deliberations over what is good and what is evil.

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