Category Archives: spirituality

Confusion?

Archbishop Chaput doubles down on rigorism. From David Gibson’s RNS report: “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the synod, Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was … Continue reading

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The Synod Fathers Speak 4: “Light of a Wedding Story”

For reference, the so-called “short” document is online is here, in English. *** There is also the evening light behind the windowpanes in the houses of the cities, in modest residences of suburbs and villages, and even in mere shacks, which … Continue reading

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The Synod Fathers Speak 3: Burdens and Difficulties

I applaud the bishops for addressing that many of the challenges to the modern family are not obstacles of their own making. Paragraphs six through nine of the “short” document address these problems, if not in all particulars, with a hopeful … Continue reading

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The Synod Fathers Speak 2: Christ Enters

The “short” document is online is here, in English. We’re taking a few paragraphs a day from it. The fourth sets the stage for a series of challenges that follow: We offer you the words of Christ: “Behold, I stand at … Continue reading

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The Synod Fathers Speak 1

The final “small” document from the extraordinary synod is out, in English.  Another, longer form, is due out later. That presumably will contain “proper” language on this and that. I found the small version heartening and appropriate. Leading off with … Continue reading

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Mercy and What? Envy?

Father Dwight Longenecker is a staple at Patheos and here and there on the right-leaning internet. I noticed today that Crux reprinted his essay from Crisis earlier this week. When I visit his site occasionally, Fr Longenecker strikes me as … Continue reading

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Cor Ad Cor

We observed the memorial of John Henry Newman this past Thursday night at the student liturgy. Sort of. The visiting presider from the other parish in town used presidential material for the Common of Pastors, but the readings were straight-up … Continue reading

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