Daily Archives: 26 June 2012

Reconciliation and the New Evangelization

Part b of the 98th section of the instrumentum laboris for the New Evangelization synod struck me: Many responses gave particular attention to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, which has almost disappeared from the lives of many Christians, and focused on the very … Continue reading

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Old and Lost Rivers

Are you familiar with the compositions of Tobias Picker? Have a listen to his tone poem, “Old and Lost Rivers” and tell me what you think. Opera seems to be his real gift–have any readers experienced his works in that genre? … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Mother Théodore Guérin

The US Bishops continue their Fortnight for Freedom. We continue here with worthy women. Anne-Thérèse Guérin was only thirteen years younger than yesterday’s featured worthy woman, but also French. After caring for her widowed mother and younger siblings, she entered religious … Continue reading

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RDCA IV, 4: The Altar, Sign of Christ

Mass is not limited to the setting of the Church, but for the regular celebration of the Eucharist, a permanent altar is traditional: 4. The Church’s children have the power to celebrate the memorial of Christ and take their place … Continue reading

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