Orbiting Dicta

 
 
 
Preaching
Like the disciples on the hillside, we are left wondering about Jesus' ascent into heaven. Did he go up into the sky? Is heaven someplace up above the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow, perhaps? Or are we still looking in the wrong place, as the angel said?  Read more...

Quote of the Day

He was born with a gift for laughter and a sense that the world was mad. —Raphael Sabatini, Scaramouche



From My Photo Album
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Cairo continues to watch over me. Here he is checking the fridge for possible intruders.
Recent Blog Posts
It began at 7:30 on the morning of July 1st, 1916, on the western front along the Somme River at multiple points centering on Thiepval Ridge, where the great cemetery and memorial now stand. The battle lasted over four months with no substantial advantage to either side but at the cost of more lives lost and men wounded than in any war of the western world to date. Over a million soldiers were either killed or wounded.   Read more...
The Exit Referendum is the most important decision regarding the European Union of the last twenty years and from all accounts, likely to be the worst. David Cameron’s decision to hold the referendum to please UKip and Tory backbenchers on the heels of a fledgling economic recovery following the debacles of the previous decade was a ploy to hold onto the reins of power, but will no doubt enter the history books as a monumental miscalculation.   Read more...
Yes, the Donald is the son and grandson of immigrants. His mother, Mary Anne McLeod, came to the United States in 1930 and became a U.S. citizen in 1942. His grandparents settled in the U.S. back in 1905 after leaving Kallstadt, Germany, although Donald lied about that for years, claiming they were Swedish.   Read more...
On Monday Ireland will face off against Sweden in the UEFA football (read: soccer) championship games which just opened in Paris. A lot of attention has also been devoted this week to the funeral of Muhammad Ali, who was greatly admired here, where boxing is a national passion. Absent at the moment are thoughts of the impending visit of Donald Trump, whose views have been denounced as sexist, racist, bigoted and generally outrageous.   Read more...
Recent Publications
The new revised edition of The Spirituality of the Celtic Saints is now available from New Priory Press.

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