Daily Archives: 20 January 2014

Mediator Dei 135

Praise for Benediction: 135. That practice in a special manner is to be highly praised according to which many exercises of piety, customary among the faithful, and with benediction of the blessed sacrament. For excellent and of great benefit is … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: 1 John 1:5-2:2

In 1 John, we are given the starkest contrast: the darkness and the light. It seems simple enough to think of sin as associated with darkness. One of the favorite preaching themes of my pastor is to remind Advent or … Continue reading

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Aparecida 26-27: The World and the Church

Evangelization is not merely quoting scripture or citing papal documents. For the Latin American bishops it has to include the concerns of society – especially the poor. Recalling the parable of the Good Samaritan, the Church is called to live … Continue reading

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War and Remembrance

Marking a hundred years of history is often a big celebration. This new year is the centenary of the once so-called Great War. At the top of the news list on BBC this morning is this glowing treatment. I have no … Continue reading

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Old Foes

I found this year’s Super Bowl match-up interesting. Since Seattle entered the NFL in 1976, they have played Denver 53 times, including one playoff game in 1983, according to this site. (Check page 38 for all-time scores.) The only more … Continue reading

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EG 57: Looking to Ethics

Pope Francis in this section of Evangelii Gaudium (No to a financial system which rules rather than serves) offers rather blunt criticism of a heartless, neo-darwinist financial system. It is not of God: 57. Behind this attitude lurks a rejection of … Continue reading

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