Daily Archives: 7 June 2013


In thirty years of playing at weddings I had a first tonight. Sixty-some minutes before the wedding, it surfaced that groom and bride had no wedding license. They thought the church provided that. No, we do not. Our city is … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 4

Pope John Paul II continues his exploration of the Paschal Mystery, with a reflection on the Passion of the Lord: 4. The hour of our redemption. Although deeply troubled, Jesus does not flee before his “hour”. “And what shall I … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Archbishops: Show and Tell

NCR’s Tom Roberts compares and contrasts the two high profile American Capuchin Franciscan archbishops. I had a correspondence with Archbishop Chaput a number of years ago. I complained about a George Weigel piece–I don’t know if it was a talk … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 114-116: Three Motives

Unfortunately, greed and passions of powerful minorities overrule the hopes of most human beings. Pope John attempts to utilize reason: 114. Here, then, we have an objective dictated first of all by reason. There is general agreement—or at least there should … Continue reading

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