Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lumen Fidei 26

Today’s post begins our examination of a section entitled, “Knowledge of the truth and love.” Many westerners are formed to see the mind as the center of the will. The heart is more associated with feelings. Can the heart be … Continue reading

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Observing St Ignatius

A quick perusal of Jesuit sites will find any number of ways Ignatian devotees are observing the founder’s feast today. Me, I have a nursing home prayer service to lead in less than two hours. Mass tonight with the students. … Continue reading

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More Gof8 Reform

What to call the band of “super-cardinals?” Gang of Eight? G8? What kind of symbol for my future posts on that? An octagon? Anyway, this piece seemed to blow up any notion that Pope Francis is dilly-dallying on curial reform. … Continue reading

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Esphigmenou Escalates

Traditionalist Orthodox seem to have a problem with their top leadership. Like many battles within Roman Catholicism, it’s a matter of he said/he said: According to an Associated Press report, the traditionalist monks threw stones and Molotov cocktails at police … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 57

John Paul II’s reflection takes us from the Biblical events of the Passion into the honor Christians have given the Blessed Mother from the earliest days in both East and West: 57. “Do this in remembrance of me” (Lk 22:19). In … Continue reading

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From The Abbey, To The Farthest Boundaries

One evening at last week’s retreat, one of the monks opened up the side chapels in the basement of the abbey church for the retreatants to tour. Community artists contributed crucifixes and images of saints for many of the side rooms … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 25

Consider contemporary culture. Is this diagnosis accurate? 25. Today more than ever, we need to be reminded of this bond between faith and truth, given the crisis of truth in our age. In contemporary culture, we often tend to consider … Continue reading

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