Category Archives: Liturgical year

Do you understand what I have done for you?

“What I am doing, you do not understand now, but you will understand later.” Jesus had gone on to explain that he was giving them an example, and that they should wash one another’s feet, so they had almost forgotten … Continue reading

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Hodie

Today, Christ is born! Today, Salvation appears! Today, on earth, angels sing, archangels rejoice, the just exult, saying: Glory to God in the Highest, Alleluia!

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Advent, Day 9: How can God bear to look at us.

Word: God(Damn)It* Verse: Isaiah 23:5 Note that Isaiah 23 is not included in the Catholic Sunday lectionary. Since Catholics mostly hear the bible at mass, most of us don’t know this text. *I said I’d put profanity behind the jump, … Continue reading

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Advent, Day 7: Questions, Questions, Questions

You know that thing where you read a story from scripture and ask yourself, who in this story do I identify with? I did that thing. This is what happened. Word and verse below the jump.

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Advent, Day Five: She Who Is

Word: Bloody Verse: Isaiah 4:5 What if we read the LORD in Isaiah 4:2-6 through a womanly metaphor? as She Who Is, the one who writhed in labor to birth creation? On that day, The branch of  She Who Is … Continue reading

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Advent, Day Four: Trumpet Blast

This year, I’m following along with an unusual Advent devotional that renders the anger and outrage of the prophets into contemporary colloquial language. Each day, there’s a word and a bible verse. On days when the word is an expletive, … Continue reading

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Advent, Day One: Prepared? Yeah, No.

This year, I’m following along with an unusual Advent devotional that renders the anger and outrage of the prophets into contemporary colloquial language: #FuckThisShit. For those who just can’t pray with expletives, there’s a toned-down version: #RendtheHeavens . For an … Continue reading

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Peter’s Outrage

Peter was horrified by what he saw Jesus doing. When Jesus approached him, he had to ask, even though by this time Jesus’ intentions must have been obvious. Lord, are you going to wash my feet??!? It completely outraged his … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotions: It’s Not Too Late!

It’s already the first Saturday of Lent – maybe you never settled on a devotion or spiritual discipline to take on this Lent, and you’re feeling awkward or ashamed or defeated. But fear not! It’s not too late. It’s never … Continue reading

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Rejoice, Rejoice, Christ is born of the Virgin Mary!

This is a beautiful article about Lo How A Rose, which is one of my favorite Advent/Christmas carols. Most Christmas carols, and most of our popular music generally, exist for the rhythm or melody. Consider how much mileage “Angels We … Continue reading

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