Daily Archives: 4 June 2013

Ecclesia de Eucharistia 1

In the final years of his papacy, John Paul II penned and promulgated an encyclical letter Ecclesia de Eucharistia. The subtitle “On The Eucharist in its Relationship to the Church” tells us a great deal. We know the basic and essential Catholic value … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: 1 Peter 2:20b-25

During Lent, the usual Sunday evening New Testament canticle for Vespers (Revelation 19 with lots of alleluias) is replaced with a lyrical passage from 1 Peter. Is it a fragment of an early Christian hymn? The musician in me might like to … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 105-108: Refugees

Two sections today that address the situation of refugees. First, Pope John notes that refugees, while lacking residence in their homeland, indeed have rights. 105. For this reason, it is not irrelevant to draw the attention of the world to the … Continue reading

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