Daily Archives: 20 May 2013

Two Demands

Catherine Deveney has a hard-hitting article on the Cardinal O’Brien scandal. And what’s not happening with a prince of the church, his confreres in the hierarchy, and any sense of heading to closure on the cult of secrecy. What are … Continue reading

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Home Prayer on a Baptismal Anniversary

I was cleaning out some files on 3.5-inch disks today. I found something I wrote up for a parish bulletin about eight years ago. Home Prayer on a Baptismal Anniversary Preparation: a Bible, baptismal or other devotional candle, about 5-10 … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Sirach 28:1-7

The next several days of the daily Lectionary features a brief sojourn in one of the Bible’s longest books, Sirach. I don’t know why Sirach isn’t mined more often for Lectionary usage. True, it doesn’t always make the transition from the … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 67-69: Structure and Operation of the Public Authority

According to Pope John, government itself can function virtuously under many different forms:: 67. For the rest, it is not possible to give a general ruling on the most suitable form of government, or the ways in which civil authorities … Continue reading

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