Daily Archives: 19 May 2014

The Dog Days of Easter

There are advantages to having an early Easter. Say, about the end of March. When May comes, it’s a big ramp up with sacraments, commencement, Mother’s Day, and Pentecost–all before June hits. Having served in large parishes, I’ve often been … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 59-60: The Fulfillment of the Sabbath

What began with the Old Testament Sabbath finds a fulfillment in the day of the Resurrection: 59. This aspect of the Christian Sunday shows in a special way how it is the fulfilment of the Old Testament Sabbath. On the … Continue reading

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Why Martyrs?

I see in CNS that Salvadoran bishops want Pope Francis to come to Central America when Oscar Romero is canonized. It’s likely just a matter of time. I know of one small community led by a woman priest who has … Continue reading

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EG 178: Confession of Faith and Commitment to Society

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, cites Saint John Paul in this discussion on “Confession of faith and commitment to society.” Human dignity: 178. To believe in a Father who loves all men and women with an infinite love means realizing that … Continue reading

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