Category Archives: Slightly Pious

  1. On Questions

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    November 14, 2013 by lucieromarin

    I’ve just come from Mass, during which I mangled part of a Gradual verse, listened to a homily about indulgences, …
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  2. Magpies and Modernists

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    September 30, 2013 by lucieromarin

    Weather like today’s always drives me to the freezer section of the supermarket, where I wander about trying to look …
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  3. On Crescents and Croissants

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    September 12, 2013 by lucieromarin

    Tales of glorious victories against one’s historic enemy are tricky things. If the main reason you’re free to sit about …
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  4. How to Avoid Poisoning Your Entire Life with Envy

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    August 20, 2013 by lucieromarin

    So. Two people get nightmares; both want them to stop. The first, however, has had nightmares since childhood, because she …
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  5. Happy Feast!

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    August 15, 2013 by lucieromarin

    There are a few Feasts left in the calendar which make me feel that I know how Christmas felt to …
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  6. Bishops, Other than the Bad Ones

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    August 11, 2013 by lucieromarin

    So…bishops, huh. We’ve all heard a lot about awful bishops, and I’ll admit that in the past few decades we …
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  7. Fathers of the Poor

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    July 31, 2013 by lucieromarin

    Inferior priests make roadkill. They break hearts and lose souls; we all know that, and we can all think of …
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  8. Perfect! A Private Devotion that’s Actually Private

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    July 16, 2013 by lucieromarin

    Today’s Feast – Our Lady of Mount Carmel – seems the right time to write about the Brown Scapular, which …
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  9. The Church and Public Transport

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    July 4, 2013 by lucieromarin

    It’s winter here. This means that the view from the bus window at 7:30 a.m, passing through our city’s Italian …
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  10. Prayers for the Road(kill)

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    June 18, 2013 by lucieromarin

    At the spiritual banquet of faith, mental prayer is the broccoli. It is one of those green vegetables that must …
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