feast of the immaculate conception

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. When I was young, I used to think that this referred to Jesus being conceived immaculately. And then I learned that this title referred to Our Lady. Since I love Our Lady (see here as an example), I need to say something about her …

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dark sacred night

Dark Sacred Night

Dark Sacred Night, a Bosch and Ballard novel, by Michael Connelly Connelly introduced Detective Renée Ballard in last year’s The Late Show. The character, Detective Harry Bosch, has been around for decades, since The Black Echo. I’ve read most, if not all, of his crime solving tales. Bosch also has a half-brother, Mickey Haller, who first …

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