Daily Archives: 16 February 2007

Perfectae Caritatis 9

Perfectae Caritatis 9 turns the council’s attention to monasticism: The monastic life, that venerable institution which in the course of a long history has won for itself notable renown in the Church and in human society, should be preserved with … Continue reading

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Judgment or Consequences?

One of the better writers on the Catholic Right is Rod Dreher. His commentariat has strung 60-some posts on this thread, “Are we an evil nation?” I have better things to do than read St Bloggers going at it on … Continue reading

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Perfectae Caritatis 8

You all realize that when the council bishops speak of “lay” communities, they mean sisters and brothers, right? That aside, section 8 begins with a basic description of religious communities devoted to particular and/or various apostolates: There are in the … Continue reading

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Intentional Faith

In our recent back-and-forth on discipleship with the Intentional Disciples folks and our respective commentariats, we focused more or less exclusively on the notion of discipleship and took discernment from there. If I may overgeneralize, discipleship is an invitation of … Continue reading

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Faith, Communication, and Young Adults

(This is Neil, again.) There are interesting discussions about the faith of young adults here and here, both inspired by a Catholic News Service story that quoted the Purdue sociologist James Davidson as saying about young Catholics, “They practice their … Continue reading

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A Very Short Post on Sex

(This is Neil.) This post is too late for Valentine’s Day, but it might be good to occasionally reflect on sex and Christianity – something that, save for a post on the Song of Songs, I haven’t really done. But … Continue reading

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