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Pagan Winter Solstice

Six years ago I woke at 3:33 am and I remembered reading in the New York Times that there would be a lunar eclipse. The first to occur on the winter solstice in over 400 years. I looked out the window and saw the shadowed moon. A sliver of silver atop the Earth’s satellite. I […]

The Sacrifice of Lent

In 1962 the pope convened his cardinals for an ecumenical council aimed at modernizing the Catholic Church. The most noticeable change came with the abandonment of Latin for the Litany of the Mass. No more ‘mea culpas’ or ‘sanctus sactus sanctus’. The priests intoned the ancient texts in English stripping away the magic of the […]