Daily Archives: 25 June 2014

Dies Domini 85: The Spirit Sustains

The Father made us. The Son saved us. The Holy Spirit sustains us in thanksgiving and hope. Our focus on Sunday is not an artifact of an ancient religion, but a living aspect of our faith in a living and … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Hymns of the Day

Many modern Catholic hymnals include a section listing “Hymns of the Day.” What are these? Supposedly, there is to be found in the repertoire a congregational hymn that fits well with one or more of the readings of the day. … Continue reading

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Open Season or No More Blanket of Protection?

I followed a Catholic Herald link to these Rorate Caeli musings that it now, somehow, open season on conservatives. Whatever that means. Church politics is always complex. I suspect that it might be less a shift and more about a … Continue reading

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EG 207-208: Final Words on Economy and Distribution

Pope Francis offers two final thoughts on “The economy and the distribution of income.” The first is for the Church: 207. Any Church community, if it thinks it can comfortably go its own way without creative concern and effective cooperation in … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Margery Kempe

Margery Kempe was a contemporary of Julian of Norwich. Scholars know a lot about her life because of her autobiography–the first thought to be published in the English language. I had some difficulty including her in the listing. She was … Continue reading

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