Daily Archives: 18 November 2013

Funeral Lectionary: Proverbs 31: 10-12, 25-26, 28-31

The book of Proverbs concludes with a twenty-two-line poem extolling the ideal woman. Scripture scholars in our midst should perks up at that number, for yes, each line of this text in the Hebrew original begins with a sequenced letter of … Continue reading

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More Haiyan Aftermath

NPR’s Morning Edition had a feature on survival and coping in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The images from the inside of churches–images with roofs torn off–are unsettling. Terasita Mazeda, churchgoer: We just go to church and … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 23

We have a good discussion on the matter of interior and exterior worship. 23. The worship rendered by the Church to God must be, in its entirety, interior as well as exterior. It is exterior because the nature of man … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput in Mexico City 3

Rocco posted the text of Archbishop Charles Chaput’s talk to the bishops of the Americas. This is the third and last in a brief series analyzing his address and looking to points of affirmation and criticism. I do know that … Continue reading

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