Category Archives: Catholicism

Four

Met them all in first year undergraduate at St. Michael’s College. Three attending, plus their friend visiting from another university. All having attended the same Catholic high school. One became a university professor of philosophy, at a Catholic university. Another … Continue reading

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Transubstitute

As a child at church, this notion of transubstantiation. Host in the Catholic service was the actual body of Christ. Direct receipt of the spirit, premised on “I am not worthy to receive You”, as part of the service. Thought … Continue reading

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Disciplings

From “A Pastoral Vision for Ottawa” by Archbishop Terrence Predergast, S.J., as published in Catholic Ottawa, Spring/Summer 2017: …We have chosen to adopt the invitation of Pope Francis that each Catholic see himself or herself as a “missionary disciple” called … Continue reading

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Partial II

Referencing the Catecism, from the nuns. As a result of the mixed marriage, my mother wouldn’t sign over the children to the Catholics, other than the first born (me), but also would not permit any to go to Catholic schools. … Continue reading

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Partial

Catechism in Saskatoon at the convent, the old house of nuns, go to the inner door and they slide open some slat, observing the entrants, what danger may there be there…

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In the after

Show up at the church after the weekday afternoon service. All these people still there, in the silence. Staring ahead, or down. No 24 hours, unless formalized adoration chapel. Give you that special ticket. Still, for some period of time, … Continue reading

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Confessional II

Was at an Epiphany service at older Catholic church. Saw these people lined up on both sides before the service. Asked friend what they were gathering for. Confessions, she said. Confessionals on both sides of the church. Had completely forgotten … Continue reading

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