Daily Archives: 21 October 2013

Funeral Lectionary: Genesis 48:21; 49:29-33

Some might find this farewell from  Jacob to his sons edifying. It had to be edited, as most of the offspring do not get good words from their father. Jacob addresses his eleventh son: Jacob said to Joseph: “I am … Continue reading

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New Jersey Silence

What to make of the NJ bishops’ silence on same-sex marriage in their state? Rocco’s twitter feed suggests they’re laying low because of cover-up scandals. It’s not illogical to think so. Reader know I’m more of the mind of bolstering … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 164

The issue in rural and urban parishes that once had priests but now do not is a bit different from mission territories which may never have had resident clergy. People remember the Eucharist. They recall the “better” days, if you … Continue reading

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The Count of Catholic October

Count every head, the memo said. We’ve been fortunate (I think) at my parish because Parents’ Weekend always and Homecoming usually falls in the month we’re directed to count the people who come to weekend Masses. My wife said the … Continue reading

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GMD 109: The Baptismal Call to Evangelize

The Church speaks a lot of “vocations,” but way too often misses the mark with limiting this to priesthood, religious life, or even marriage. Another sacrament, a foundational sacrament, forms the core of the Christian vocation. Baptism. It’s everyone’s task … Continue reading

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