Daily Archives: 21 April 2006

Seeing the Risen Lord

In our church we have a copy of a seventh-century Coptic icon from Egypt. It shows Christ with his arm round the shoulder of an unknown friend. By this gesture he takes upon himself the burdens, the mistakes, all the … Continue reading

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Hope Monstrance

John Allen reports on a monstrance recovered from Katrina debris and mud, and restored for a papal blessing and a return for prayer use in Louisiana.

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Blogs of Children and Teens

Blogs a danger to students. The adult place in this–and I mean non-parent, non-supervisory adults–is a potential minefield. When I first began campus ministry, it was impressed on me the special need for maintaining appropriate boundaries with students, especially undergraduates. … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 44

In Gaudium et Spes 44, the Church expresses a reality both humble and confident. Just as it is in the world’s interest to acknowledge the Church as an historical reality, and to recognize her good influence, so the Church herself … Continue reading

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