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Hinduism Lecture 2: Vedism (Pt II)

Today’s lecture begins with a discussion of more creation myths, then moves on to discussing four central Vedic gods (Agni, Soma, Indra, and Varuna), then moves on to getting our feet wet with Brahman and Atman. 37 more words

An aside: Palm Sunday. Or, "How can we do that to him?"

“Then Jesus said to him, ‘Amen, I say to you, this very night before the cock crows twice you will deny me three times.’ But vehemently replied, ‘Even though I should have to die with you, I will not deny you.’ And they all spoke similarly.” –Mark 14:30-31… 474 more words

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Supernatural : Paint It Black

Tonight’s episode seems to be a stand alone, so it will be interesting to see how this will play into this season’s themes of the Mark of Cain, family, forgiveness of past misdeeds and a certain amount of feminism, that’s been on display, as well. 1,235 more words

Recaps Reviews

Tzav (Lev. 6:1 - 8:36), Shabbat HaGadol

This week’s portion, Tzav (“command,” verb, imperative) gets more into the nitty gritty of the rituals of the burnt offering, the meal offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, the offering of well-being, the sacrifice of well-being, and the offerings for the upcoming ordination of Aaron and his sons as priests.  1,260 more words

Holy Graft: Corruption Allegation in the Kisumu Catholic Archdiocese

The Catholic Church in Kenya is on the cross, again, after an archbishop has been put on the spot over corruption, arrogance and intimidation. The Most Reverend Archbishop Zacchaeus Okoth of the Roman Catholic Church in Kisumu has been accused by various parish officials, ordained brothers and priests in the lakeside archdiocese of corruption among a litany of other misdeeds in God’s name. 471 more words


Thinking of Eliot

“…”This is the time of tension between dying and birth
The place of solitude where three dreams cross
Between blue rocks
But when the voices shaken from the yew-tree drift away… 176 more words

Ash Wednesday

Congregation Day

March 24th is a very important and dear date for the Servants of Charity. This date marks the official beginning of the Congregation. For this reason, March 24th, the vigil of the solemnity of the Annunciation, is also called Congregation Day. 612 more words

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