Daily Archives: 8 January 2014

Pacifist Expelled From Jesuits

I saw a story on a conservative blog a few days ago stating that Pope Francis kicked John Dear out of the order. That’s actually not true, according to a more respectable journalist. I encountered John Dear’s autobiography, A Persistent … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 115-117

Pope Pius XII again reiterates traditional teaching on the reception of the Eucharist: a priest must, lay people do not have to partake. 115. Now it cannot be over-emphasized that the eucharistic sacrifice of its very nature is the unbloody … Continue reading

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EG 45: Seeking Effective Communication

In his section on “A Mission Embodied Within Human Limits” in Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis summarizes this theme briefly: 45. We see then that the task of evangelization operates within the limits of language and of circumstances. It constantly seeks to … Continue reading

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