Daily Archives: 3 November 2012

Save Time

When I was in high school, I boycotted daylight saving time one year. I kept my watch on standard time. I recognized that everybody else, from my teachers to my parents to public schedules were cowed by the government to … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 144-145: Ambiguity and Joy

Sacred art is more than just a representation of single realities. Good art is always multivalent, and in the cross, Christians have an image with a host of meanings. § 144 § The central image of Christianity is the cross, … Continue reading

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The Elevation of Anti-Gay Efforts

Even I was surprised when initiatives to oppose same-sex civil unions were elevated to the level of life-and-death issues like abortion and euthanasia. I have yet to read or hear a coherent and direct theological response to a few simple questions: If … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 70: The Role of the Laity

Evangelization by the laity is as varied as the gifts men, women, and children bring to the practice of their faith: 70. Lay people, whose particular vocation places them in the midst of the world and in charge of the … Continue reading

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