Category Archives: Ministry

Aiming For Discipline, Not Doctrine

John Allen at Crux continues his pre-synod features on the family and related issues. I see the stories and mostly opinion pieces on that new site, including today’s projected compromise. Tackling the unforgiveable sin, remarriage after a divorce, this will … Continue reading

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Can We Trust Natural Law?

FrMichael and Crystal have been going at it in the thread connected to “Another Fired Employee.” I don’t have a background in philosophy as such, so I don’t feel as qualified to talk about natural law and how it could … Continue reading

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Correction

It was a St Blog’s meme of the last decade: the fretting when a gospel about a miraculous feeding appeared in the Sunday Lectionary. What if, my blogging colleagues mused, the preacher spoke of the “miracle of sharing” instead of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Bishops and Priests

NCRep notes key passages from the Holy Father’s address to the Korean bishops were excised from the web. Were they “tough” as the NCRep headlined it? Honest, I would say … or presume to say. I would want that kind … Continue reading

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On Retreat

Posting will continue to be light for another day or three. I’ve been on duty at the annual student leader retreat. Our diocesan retreat house has an image of us on its Facebook page. Our youngest member of our retreat … Continue reading

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Ignatius of Loyola, Writing Mentor

Regarding Ignatius’ letter to Pierre Favre, this is the last attempt to link what he told other Jesuits about writing and what we might deduce he would say about blogging. Get better at it, and love it: I exhort you, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Creativity IV: Dialogue

In his Saturday meeting last weekend with priests from the diocese of Caserta, Pope Francis spoke of creativity. He rambled a bit, but his final destination brought us to a reflection on dialogue, and rested again on creativity. In the contemporary … Continue reading

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