Monthly Archives: July 2013

“No Life Is Destroyed”

My colleague Fr Richmond‘s homily from this past weekend. His reflection on Genesis 18 was far superior to my written one.

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A New Tone

I hadn’t surfed the Patheos conglomerate much the past few months. But when I returned, I did run across token Catholic progressive Max Lindenman’s piece “Darn Tootin’ Pope Francis Is A Liberal.” Given the amount of punditry expended on those … Continue reading

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Pass the Coin

The BBC picks up on the Diocese of Brooklyn’s efforts to reach out online. This see was the origin of that “original hipster” campaign if you recall. What do you think? Just another fad? Or have our sister and brother Catholics … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 56

The reflection on Mary continues. In section 56, a look at the events of the Paschal Mystery: 56. Mary, throughout her life at Christ’s side and not only on Calvary, made her own the sacrificial dimension of the Eucharist. When she brought … Continue reading

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Sacraments for the Divorced and Remarried

People have been hyperventilating about Pope Francis not judging gays of good will, but I thought the most heartening comment from his informal presser touched on the issue of many of my friends and parishioners. Apparently, this is not a … Continue reading

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Judging, Seeking, Good Will

Holy cow. I saw the BBC “top headline” on “Who am I to judge?” It occurred to me that a Catholic firestorm was coming, but I was pretty tired last night and went to bed early. I caught a little … Continue reading

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Where Can We Pray?

It’s entertaining to see how the secular Right morphs a story to suit its political aims. This piece was headlined, “Atheist group bullies high school into banning mom from praying for kids’ safety.” Actually, the atheist group leaned on school … Continue reading

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