Daily Archives: 28 May 2013

Reconciliation Lectionary: Mark 1:14-15

I thought that to complement the Last Words of Jesus, that an interesting devotional or musical exercise would be to meditate on the First Words. In Mark’s Gospel, those words are simple, direct, and challenging: After John had been arrested, … Continue reading

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Another Vatican II Page Up

Gaudium et Spes, Vatican II’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World is the last of the Big Four conciliar documents to have a fully linked page of edited posts. The page can be accessed through the header, … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 91-93: In Justice

Today in Pacem in Terris, justice is not just a matter for individuals: 91. Relations between States must furthermore be regulated by justice. This necessitates both the recognition of their mutual rights, and, at the same time, the fulfilment of … Continue reading

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17, Just

The young miss wanted to open birthday cards and presents at 6:15AM. I pulled this up from YouTube. And I was thinking back to this dance episode from many, many years ago: I didn’t ask her why she was wearing … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Great Ship, Long Lives, and Short Fiction

I’ve been a fan of Robert Reed’s Great Ship stories for many years. Granted, the novels are not the absolute best. Though they are very good, I thought they could have been better. More successful are Mr Reed’s short fiction pieces. … Continue reading

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ArchNY Providing, But Under Protest

So the Archdiocese of New York, since late last century, has bought into a health insurance system that provides for contraception and “voluntary” pregnancy termination. Post and discussion at dotCommonweal here. Archbishop Dolan has tempered his rhetoric as of late. … Continue reading

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