Daily Archives: 14 August 2011

Funeral Lectionary: Job 19:1, 23-27a

The Old Testament funeral Lectionary is a small offering compared to the choices of the New Testament. That’s not to say some passages aren’t much loved by those grieving the loss of a loved one. Christians identify strongly with the … Continue reading

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Weigel on Marriage via Homophobia

First Thoughts linked this op-ed from George Weigel. At the risk of veering into liturgical fussbudgetry, a quote: Under Polish Communism, Catholic couples—which is to say, just about everyone—got “married” twice. Because marriages in the Catholic Church were not recognized … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 25-26

Let’s take two sections today. First, a thought from Pope Paul, 1965: 25. So that the content of the original texts may be evident and comprehensible even to the faithful who lack any special intellectual formation, the translations should be … Continue reading

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Teaching Prayer?

I’m paging through Michael Casey’s fine book, Toward God. The Australian Trappist considers this thought from Saint John Climacus: Just as it is impossible to learn to see by word of mouth, because seeing depends on one’s own natural sight, so it … Continue reading

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