Daily Archives: 8 April 2007

Ad Gentes 35

We begin the final chapter of Ad Gentes today, “Cooperation” Since the whole Church is missionary, and the work of evangelization is a basic duty of the People of God, this sacred synod invites all to a deep interior renewal; … Continue reading

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Our Triduum

Easter Vigil was the highlight, naturally. We had nineteen people baptized or received into full communion, more than in the past few years, but not that much more. So we contributed to our diocese’s first place standing among American Catholic … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 34

The end of Chapter V and the conclusion of Vatican II’s discussion of planning missionary activity: Since the right and methodical exercise of missionary activity requires that those who labor for the Gospel should be scientifically prepared for their task, … Continue reading

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Easter Evening Vespers, Ideally

From the viewpoint of parishioners who might not be able to get enough of one’s prayerful or moving Triduum liturgies, I can see the atraction. I confess my own low energy levels for such an effort. But someday, perhaps, a … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 33

More teamwork; in this section, men and women religious. The institutes engaged in missionary activity in the same territory should find ways and means of coordinating their work. Therefore, it will be very useful to have conferences of Religious men … Continue reading

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“Christ’s Resurrection is the beginning of the new life …”

(This is Neil.) I would like to share one more post for Easter. If I am going to post too much, it might as well be for Easter. So let me begin by wishing all of our readers a Happy … Continue reading

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A Stubborn, Defiant, Relentless Conjunction

(This is Neil.) This is part of a very interesting “Living in the Word” contribution in the current Christian Century, written by the Rev Theodore J. Wardlaw, President of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, on Luke 24:1-12, which we might have … Continue reading

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“Christ is risen and the demons are fallen”

(This is Neil.) Here is the last part of today’s “Credo” column from the Times, written by the Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar, Rev. Geoffrey Rowell: Jesus dies. His lifeless body is taken down from the cross. Painters and sculptors have … Continue reading

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