Daily Archives: 3 April 2014

Some Baptism Anniversaries

Today is one of our top family feasts: my wife’s baptism anniversary. It’s something of a conflict for her, as she remembers her entry into Full Communion somewhat more fondly than getting dunked in an on-stage pool in the evangelical … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 12: Shabbat and Spouse

More on the theme of Shabbat, the Jewish tradition of Sabbath rooted in God taking the seventh day as a time of joyful rest and regard for creation. The Sabbath is more than just Law, though it is rooted in … Continue reading

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EG 131: Diversity

On the topic of charisms, Evangelii Gaudium 131 gives a brief elaboration on the theme of diversity: 131. Differences between persons and communities can sometimes prove uncomfortable, but the Holy Spirit, who is the source of that diversity, can bring forth … Continue reading

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Penance By Appointment: A Secretary’s View

I was glad to see the “Penance By Appointment” post get a little attention yesterday. It fell far behind the usual centers of attention here–readings for funerals and weddings. Even the reconciliation readings page got more views. I knew Liam … Continue reading

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