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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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Done

In what I have done In what I have failed to do Was at a weekday service. The regular prayer is there again. All that sin. This I am not worthy sentiment expressed. Have some doubts. Said was meant to … Continue reading

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Acknowledgement, Complicity

The church is now preaching reconciliation, but how can you preach reconciliation and not acknowledge your own role? Leo Kabalisa, survivor of Rwanda genocide Came across article from 2000 in the Catholic Register, by Michael Swan: “Report calls for church … Continue reading

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Quietist

Came across Age of Enlightenment in the library bookstore. Part of 1966 series by Time-Life Books, Great Ages of Man (it being 1966…). This particular book in the series written by Peter Gay of Columbia University. In Chapter 2, “A … Continue reading

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