I’ve been dragging for a few days, and haven’t felt like posting. I don’t feel much like it now either, but feel I should keep it going. I have several good posts outlined: one on authority; one on the Real Presence; and the next chapter of my journey. Hopefully I will feel like writing them soon.

RCIA last night was pretty great. Brad, our cantor and CCM advisor and a history M.A., gave a fantastic presentation on the history of the liturgy. I would love to share what I’ve learned, but couldn’t do it justice. He gave it such depth and such vigor; I learned not just the facts, but also the stories along the sidelines.

I am very grateful for the blessings of my loving family and my friends. I talked to my brother last night for a few minutes. We talked some about my journey here. Though he voiced his support, he expressed some concern. And it occurred me that I should write more in apology of my faith, of specific beliefs, to correct misconceptions. I am not sure I am strong enough for it yet, though.

We practiced the new translation of the liturgy at Mass today. I’ll finish Catholicism and Fundamentalism tonight; the first volume of Apostolic Fathers hopefully tomorrow. Then I’ll start Merton’s Seven Storey Mountain.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
—St. Paul, Epistle to the Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)

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