Daily Archives: 10 July 2013

From An Elder Son

Father Dwight Longenecker is miffed that non-conservatives (his actual words were “liberal Catholics and the secular press”) suddenly like the Pope. What really gets me going is the fact that suddenly I hear of lapsed Catholics who love the new … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 5:13-16

Yesterday we looked at a reading common to Holy Week, funerals, and penance. Tonight’s reading has been covered before on this website for weddings. Let’s read it again: Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 6

Today, one short section and one long footnote. 6. The Year of Faith was inaugurated on the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. This is itself a clear indication that Vatican II was a Council on … Continue reading

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Reproducing the Faith for Profit

Jeffrey Tucker is upset here and here because blogging colleagues caught the attention of church authorities in Washington and Rome about reproducing the pope’s encyclical in various formats. What’s missing from his argument is that each of these bloggers makes a … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Ephesians 4:1-6

I don’t have any experience of the use of this reading at a wedding liturgy. Possibly because it was authorized as an official choice in the second edition of the rite, a version which has yet to be promulgated in … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 38

Today’s post explores why it is not permissible to give an unbaptized person Communion. Or one who does not believe what Catholics believe about the Eucharist: 38. Ecclesial communion, as I have said, is likewise visible, and finds expression in the … Continue reading

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Break in the Heat

High in the 80’s the next few days in central Iowa. Whew! Today’s high was 93; heat index 103. The cats look dead, but they’re just resting. Every minute or two one of them twitches a tail. I had the … Continue reading

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