Daily Archives: 23 June 2013

Ecclesia de Eucharistia 21

Chapter 2, “The Eucharist Builds the Church,” runs from today’s post to numbered section 25. 21. The Second Vatican Council teaches that the celebration of the Eucharist is at the centre of the process of the Church’s growth. After stating … Continue reading

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Meeting Ellie the Guinea Pig

Gambit pondering his new sister in petdom. My wife says when they relax with their hind legs like that the small mammal insiders call it “happy feet.” Then, of course, we have the fecal deposits. I know I could never … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 154-156: Constant Endeavor

Is it easy to apply Christian moral principles in the world? Pope John thinks not: 154. In this connection We think it opportune to point out how difficult it is to understand clearly the relation between the objective requirements of … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Jeanne-Fran├žoise de Chantal

Liam suggested we meet the founder of the Visitation sisters. A good choice, I think. And while she wasn’t on poor terms with most clergy, she did have a few obstacles in her life. As a young noblewoman, Jeanne-Fran├žoise de … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 20

This is a long section, but an important one in this document. 20. A significant consequence of the eschatological tension inherent in the Eucharist is also the fact that it spurs us on our journey through history and plants a … Continue reading

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