Category Archives: Religion

“Dear Hearts Across the Seas: A Memorial Day Prayer” by W. Patrick Lang

“For 14 hours yesterday, I was at work—teaching Christ to lift his cross by the numbers, and how to adjust his crown; and not to imagine he thirst until after the last halt. I attended his Supper to see that … Continue reading

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The Beaver Pond – A Pictorial

I know I mentioned that a pair of beavers have taken up residence in the woodland cathedral behind my house. I suspected as much last January when I noticed water on what is usually dry land while sitting on my … Continue reading

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A short biography of Saint Pierre Favre S.J.

This was written by one of our fellow correspondents from France going by the  pen name of D74. His intent was to gift this to Colonel Lang. He finished the piece with difficulty after learning of the Colonel’s passing. Rest … Continue reading

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He is risen…

A happy and joyous Easter to all. TTG

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“Today is Friday” by Ernest Hemingway

Note: This story was first published on Turcopolier by Colonel Lang in 2021 and reposted last year by Walrus. A video version was published in 2014 on the old SST site, but Colonel Lang commented that he couldn’t find it … Continue reading

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Catholic Church Repudiates the Doctrine of Discovery – TTG

5. It is in this context of listening to indigenous peoples that the Church has heard the importance of addressing the concept referred to as the “doctrine of discovery.” The legal concept of “discovery” was debated by colonial powers from … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: ten years on – TTG

ROME — On a recent Sunday, a group of young American Catholics were among thousands in St. Peter’s Square waiting for Pope Francis to deliver his weekly message. Gillian Caruso said he’s doing a great job. “He came out with … Continue reading

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The Huron Carol – reposted 2022

  “When we’ve been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, Than when we first begun.” Amazing Grace ————– “Twas in the moon of wintertime, when all the birds … Continue reading

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“Bison’s relocation to Native lands revives a spiritual bond”

“Collectively those tribes manage over 20,000 buffalo on tribal lands,” said Troy Heinert, a Rosebud Sioux Tribe member who serves as executive director of the InterTribal Buffalo Council, based in Rapid City, South Dakota. “Our goal and mission is to … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia is not our friend (nor anyone else’s) Get it? – Republished 13 October, 2022

“Foreign affairs experts gave President Joe Biden’s first Middle East trip a failing grade, charging that Biden was unable to accomplish any of his three primary goals: resetting ties with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, lowering gas prices by securing … Continue reading

Posted in As The Borg Turns, Current Affairs, Iran, Middle East, Religion, Saudi Arabia | 28 Comments