Daily Archives: 21 November 2005

Sheep, Goats, and Double Meanings

Have you been thinking about yesterday’s Gospel reading? Fr John Paul Heil of the Kenrick-Glennon Seminary has written (see the Journal of the Study of the New Testament 69 [1998]) that Matthew 25:31-46 has a “double meaning in which the … Continue reading

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The “Lost” Pope John Paul

But not forgotten, at least not by Ruth Bertels. A readable five-part series on the Taking Five web site. An excerpt: In the Vatican, Pope John XXIII, was looking for a bishop to fill the vacancy of Vittorio Veneto, and … Continue reading

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CVL: God calls. We Respond

The section titled, “The Call to All Believers” begins, “God calls. We respond.” Everybody experiences this call. Each person of the Trinity is involved in the initiation of the call. Lumen Gentium 40 describes it: “. . . all Christians … Continue reading

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DH 2: Religious Freedom Congruent with Human Dignity

Dignitatis Humanae 2 doesn’t mince words: This Vatican Council declares that the human person has a right to religious freedom. Which means that people “are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and … Continue reading

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