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nunblog · 1d ago

Pages from the Past: the Meaning of Life

From 2014?Mystery: we are here to learn how to love. That’s all. All our “works” are really ordered to that end alone. Any other end is only a means to that, or it is a waste of time and ene...
nunblog · 2W ago

Rest in Peace, "Toodie"

It's pronounced "2-D" (accent on the 2), and when my godmother Toodie made little notecards, she drew a little 2-D logo on the back of each one. Toodie (her given name was Irma) was Mom's el...
nunblog · 2W ago

Pages from the Past: Ask and You Will Receive

“Ask and you shall receive” is not a conditional phrase: It is a promise.  Jesus doesn’t say we will get what we asked for, but what we will receive is what promote our full joy (and ultimat...
nunblog · 3W ago

Selling a Bad Idea: Censorship as Propaganda

I just finished reading a book recommended by my brother-in-law, a PR specialist. In Influence: the Psychology of Persuasion, Dr Robert Cialdini unpacks the techniques used by a group he cal...
nunblog · 3W ago

Turning from Our Idols

In today's first reading, Paul congratulates the Thessalonians on their profound conversion from the worship of idols to the "living and true God." In the Gospel we find somewhat the reverse...
nunblog · 1M ago

From Retreat Silence to the Shouting in the Streets

After a week of retreat (eight days without Twitter or Facebook!), I find myself again immersed in a river of conversations, comments, epithets and headlines, this time mostly circulating ...
nunblog · 1M ago

Coming Soon: a New NunBlog Feature

I process things in writing and still have a stack of old journals that I haven't been able to get rid of (despite having shredded up three garbage sacks' worth of journals when I packed up ...
nunblog · 1M ago

Book Review: Forever: A Catholic Devotional for Your Marriage #NFPweek

A young couple, she a singer/songwriter/speaker on a worldwide Catholic circuit and he a campus minister and high school theology teacher, have put their professional and personal expertise ...
nunblog · 2M ago

Back in catch-up mode!

I spent the last ten days at our retreat house near Lexington and Concord; it's a place with a lot of history of its own, originally a Colonial-era farm (the original house is still there, a...
nunblog · 2M ago

The "Twin," the "Rock" and the "Tower": Nicknames in the Bible

The Incredulity of St Thomas, by CaravaggioToday's feast of St Thomas the Apostle (first celebrated in Syria circa 250 AD!) brings us the fabulous story of "Doubting Thomas." Not that Thomas...