Daily Archives: 10 September 2006

Lumen Gentium 25

This section treats with the important ministry of preaching. It’s a bit lengthy, so I’ll break it up a bit. Feel free to comment on it in whole or in part: Among the principal duties of bishops the preaching of … Continue reading

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Natalie, Cat, Madonna, and other Characters

Rock posts on one misadventure in the Catholic world, a priest making a clumsy bomb threat to derail Madonna’s appearance on the cross. The cleric called from his home phone and reportedly was arrested almost immediately. Rock chips in: Well … Continue reading

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Dispelling a Myth: The Church is not a Democracy

My wife and I are on a few mailing lists for monasteries. Places we’ve visited hold a special affection, and I read their newsletters completely when they arrive at our home. A bit of reading has piled up this summer, … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 24

Some writings on “power.” A rather brief section, but it underscores the connection between Christ’s commission to the apostles and the “service” of a bishop for the Church: Bishops, as successors of the apostles, receive from the Lord, to whom … Continue reading

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