Monthly Archives: October 2012

Built of Living Stones 137-138: Multiple Images

Let’s wrap up the discussion of sacred images. § 137 § The placement of images can be a challenge, especially when a number of cultural traditions are part of a single parish community and each has its own devotional life … Continue reading

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Sandy From Space

A day’s worth of Atlantic coast meteorological menace in a thirty second video on Universe Today. Considering the 850-mile stretch of this storm, one can imagine the power. The cloud stretch over the inland, that must be the storm system riding … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 65: The Role of Peter’s Successor

Affirming the role of the Bishop of Rome … 65. It was precisely in this sense that at the end of the last Synod we spoke clear words full of paternal affection, insisting on the role of Peter’s Successor as … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 136: Choice of Images

The choice of an image goes beyond a mere artistic choice, or even the surface of a devotion involved. Can an image bear the weight of mystery, that mystery that leads people to a “deeper reality” where we find the most … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 64: Warnings Against Breaking Away

If the last sections have been optimistic about the possibilities of universal/individual collaboration, Pope Paul offers serious cautions to those who sever ties with the universal Church: 64. But this enrichment requires that the individual Churches should keep their profound … Continue reading

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One Easter, Not Two

Vatican Insider reports that Holy Land Catholics will join their Orthodox sisters and brothers in observing Easter on 5 May 2013. Is the Catholic/Orthodox separation on Easter a big deal? About half the time the dates are separated by a … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 135: Sacred Images

Statues and colored windows seemed to be everywhere in the Catholic West. Iconography in the East. Roman Catholicism has been open to more possibilities in the past two generations, and this has enriched the life of the Church. § 135 … Continue reading

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