Daily Archives: 3 July 2012

Doubters and Brothers and Twins

I had lunch with a priest friend today. Some nice Indian food seemed a perfect way to accompany a mealtime chat on the feast of the apostle to India Later tonight, I noticed Jim Martin’s essay on Thomas, plus the … Continue reading

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Where’s the Mission?

I saw this CathNews story from Australia and a few things about it just seemed a bit off. Archbishop Mark Coleridge on the ritual reception of the pallium in Rome last week (from CNA/EWTN news): It’s a shot in the … Continue reading

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Pink Slips and the Culture of Secrecy

John Allen reports on the fourth bishop to be “fired” in sixteen months. The Holy Father seems to be pulling the trigger finger, but not in what you would consider high-profile sees. Central Africa, Sicily, the Australian outback, and now … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Teresa of Avila

The Fortnight for Freedom is wrapping up. One of our readers urged me not to forget the doctor and mystic, Teresa of Avila. Like Hildegard, there is a wealth of information out there about her. You can start with her books on … Continue reading

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RDCA IV, 20-22: Relics and Dedication Rites

After the homily the rites particular to this liturgy take place, all pretty much in parallel to the dedication of a full church. Relics first: 20. If it is to take place, the relics of martyrs or other saints are … Continue reading

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