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James Milliken
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A Catholic husband and father, teacher, and a guy who likes to write about stuff.
A Catholic husband and father, teacher, and a guy who likes to write about stuff.

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The Presentation & God's Strong Hand
"Moses Striking the Rock", by Francesco Bacchiacca       Today in the secular world (at least in the United States) we observe the venerable tradition of Groundhog Day, which involves allowing an earth-dwelling rodent to forecast our weather for the next fe...

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Epiphany: The Lord Made Manifest
Happy Epiphany . . . and a Merry Christmas!    Yes, it is still the Christmas Season: the season officially ends tomorrow with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord.  Today we celebrate the Great Feast of Epiphany (although many of you no doubt observe...

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12th Day of Christmas: Adeste Fideles, et. al.
Nativity scene in snowstorm at Principium et Finis World HQ      Merry Christmas! On the 12th Day of Christmas my true love sent to me . . . Luciano Pavarotti!   Today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, and so the last of my Twelve Days of Christmas posts. I ...

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11th Day of Christmas: I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1868 Merry Christmas!  Today is the Eleventh Day of Christmas.  Today I’d like to take a look at a particularly moving Christmas song. There's a story behind the creation of every song, and sometimes knowing the story can make ...

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10th Day of Christmas: The Christ Child & St. Genevieve
"Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 19:14) . . . and a little child shall lead them. (Isaiah 11:6)      Merry Christmas!  Today is the 10th Day of Christmas, as we continue to celebrate ...

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7th Day of Christmas: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Now here’s a treat.  I was looking for a song that involved the star of Bethlehem as a complement to my post, “ 5th Day of Christmas: God Is Ligh t.”  My first thought was of the song “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, because it’s first verse goes: Said the night...

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6th Day of Christmas: Holy Family, Pray For Us
Today is the Feast of the Holy Family, celebrating the little family group of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. This is a very recent observance, as Holy Days go: the Church added it to the liturgical calendar less than a century ago, in 1921, because she was beginn...
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