Daily Archives: 24 February 2007

The Meaning of Reverence

The current “Life in Christ” column by Fr John Breck is titled “Reverence.” It is, I think, a difficult thing to discuss the meaning of reverence. We must speak of specific times and places of reverence or else our discussion … Continue reading

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Soaring Over Saturn, South

Soaring’s not the accurate term, really. That would imply air or some other medium. If we were at Saturn, crammed inside the Cassini spacecraft, it might seem that we were adrift. Space is a big place, and it would take … Continue reading

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Perfectae Caritatis 25

Wrapping up Perfectae Caritatis, the council bishops give their usual end-of-document pep talk. Let’s listen in, then add your own peppy comments in the boxes on this or any other aspect of religious life post-Vatican II. Religious institutes, for whom … Continue reading

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Future Series on Church Documents

With only two documents to go in the Vatican II series, I’ve been giving some thought to what’s next. Liturgy is always a favorite topic, and is bound to get the blood stirring if the soul languishes somehow. I’m leaning … Continue reading

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Perfectae Caritatis 24

In the post-WWII decline of vocations, how much encouragement of young people to seek religious life happens? Priests seem to have a significant responsibility, not just encouraging non-clerical vocations, but regularly preaching and teaching on the “religious state.” Priests and … Continue reading

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