Daily Archives: 19 April 2011

The Servant Is Called to the World

In today’s first reading we hear the second Suffering Servant song. For a soft-spoken prophet, this servant is expected to have a big reach: Hear me, O islands, listen, O distant peoples. The Lord called me from birth, from my … Continue reading

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The Antigospel in Alaska

Raymond Schroth reviews PBS’s Frontline, airing tonight’s feature on sex abuse and cover-up in the Fairbanks diocese of northern Alaska. If the story has a heroine it is Elsie Boudreau, a victim determined to bring justice to the village. She … Continue reading

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General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass: A Final Look

We’ve reached the end of our examination of the texts of the General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass. You can review the whole document online, if you wish. I refer you to the appendices, which include a “Table of … Continue reading

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Bishops (Mis)fire Back on Johnson

I see that Archbishop Wuerl has offered a response to criticisms that the USCCB doctrine committee misread and misunderstood Professor Elizabeth Johnson’s book Quest for the Living God. Theologians and laity alike have no problem with the episcopal office of … Continue reading

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