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New Year’s Resolutions, Confession, and the Mother of God

New Year’s Day ever struck me as something of an odd vacation. Why do we humen find it necessary to set aside a daylight to mark yet another full outing around the sun? Different cultures have celebrated the new time at different times: the Jewish people celebrate the brand-new time in their observance on Rosh […]

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Halfway

Halfway through bundling for their pilgrimage to Jerusalem, the Temple and its relinquish, the requirements of the covenant and its blood, Joseph is distracted by the keening of the child. He had never noticed before how like suffering a baby’s cry could be- whining for the womb, sorrowing the irrigates from which it was drawn […]