Monthly Archives: September 2012

Built of Living Stones 72-73: Tabernacle

The bishops cite canon law to ensure that the tabernacle is one, worthy, suitable, etc.. And above all, safe: § 72 § The general law of the Church provides norms concerning the tabernacle and the place for the reservation of … Continue reading

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Variations on an Examen

Only one of my spiritual directors ever suggested I do a daily examen. With such a rousing endorsement, I never found my way into the practice. Or the practice never found its way to me. In my recent reading on … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 30: Liberation and Evangelization

More reflection on liberation, which, we should all realize, is not a political dirty word for conservatives, but a quality of freedom which is an aspiration human, and God-willed. 30. It is well known in what terms numerous bishops from … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 71: Making the Connection, Adoration to the World

Vatican II, especially in the post-conciliar working out of the liturgical directives of Sacrosanctum Concilium, addressed how we find Christ and relate to him in the reserved Eucharist and what impact this has on the Mass, and how the Mass … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 29: In a Personal and Modern World

By necessity, evangelization takes place in a setting both personal for the seekers and in a world climate of very real, if slowly shifting concerns: 29. But evangelization would not be complete if it did not take account of the … Continue reading

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On “My Wife”

I’m seeing a third century quote attributed to Jesus getting a load of blogplay the past few days. I think I’m going to stay on the fence and not read too much into/of this stuff. Even if genuine, which I … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 70: The Reservation of the Eucharist

The reservation of the Eucharist was begun for practical reasons. Adoration came later: § 70 § Christ present in the eucharistic species is a treasure the Church has come to cherish and revere over the centuries. The reservation of the Eucharist … Continue reading

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