Daily Archives: 1 June 2008

Scandal Versus Embarrassment

When bishops urge dis-invitation or refuse Communion to pro-choice figures, they often use the word “scandal” if they make any public announcement. In speaking of the Kansas governor, Kathleen Sebelius, Archbishop Naumann recently referred to “the public scandal of her … Continue reading

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Lectionary for 25 January 2009

A Zenit news item provides a translation of the CDWDS directive from Pope Benedict about that Mass during the Pauline year: Thus, in virtue the faculties conferred on this Congregation by the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI, it is permitted, in … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Ephesians 5:2a, 21-33

Before the post-conciliar renewal of the Lectionary, this passage from Ephesians was the first Scripture reading the people heard at the wedding liturgy. It’s still one of the options today. There is an option to just have the core of … Continue reading

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FIYH 14-15: More On That Preacher/Mediator

 A starting point that the Sunday community is not always ready, willing, or able to offer praise and thanksgiving. The homily may become the connection from which a community may be able to look up from their concerns and offer … Continue reading

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