Author Archives: FraterBovious

An Early Christmas Carol

The Unjust Steward This past Sunday, the Gospel reading was Luke 16:1-13. In this reading, a steward, (a trusted servant responsible for the household of his master), has wasted his master’s goods. He is told to prepare an accounting, as … Continue reading

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A Sound of Thin Silence

No Silence Even in Silence By: FRATER BOVIOUS I remember two occasions when I became aware of silence On Thursday, September 13, 2001 I became aware of the fact that no planes were flying anywhere near my work. My place … Continue reading

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A Public Service Announcement

Catholics for Choosing Stuff Public funding for torture, dismemberment, and murder is a Catholic social justice value. Equal access to comprehensive services, including torture, dismemberment, and murder services, is a moral imperative. The harsh restrictions on public funding for torture, dismemberment, … Continue reading

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A flash of silver amidst the Gold | Relax–

If you like the occasional zing! of swords in church, you’d like the Roman Catholic rite.  I’ve never looked into any meaning of anything to do with the Knights of Columbus, other than … Source: A flash of silver amidst the Gold | … Continue reading

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Christian Kung Fu

A Daily Slog By: FRATER BOVIOUS Kung Fu is a word that conjures up images of deadly acrobatics. But the word simply means extended effort. Not part of the definition, but critical to it, is the idea of humility. To … Continue reading

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Tick Tock Universe

Routine Spontaneity By: FRATER BOVIOUS I had an instructor in a martial art give me a book titled “The Power of Limits”. Among other things the book talked about the Golden Mean, aka the Golden Ratio, which you can find … Continue reading

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The Torn Curtain

Breaking Out or Breaking In? By FRATER BOVIOUS There is an Ignatian practice called the Daily Examen in which one looks back over their day and more or less takes stock of how they did. I’ve read several different guides for … Continue reading

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