Daily Archives: 24 June 2013

Ecclesia de Eucharistia 22

The sacraments are not just a matter of getting something from God, though many Christians emphasize that. Perhaps understandably–some of us think we have nothing substantive to offer back to God. Baptism and Eucharist involve a mutual exchange, a spiritual … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 157: Relations Between Catholics and Non-Catholics in Social and Economic Affairs

Today in Pacem in Terris, we read we can cooperate fruitfully with separated Christians or even non-believers: 157. The principles We have set out in this document take their rise from the very nature of things. They derive, for the … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Galatians 5:16-24

Lists. Catholics bring them to confession. We’ve done so for centuries. Saint Paul offers us two of them in this passage from the Rite of Penance. One of fifteen bad things. One of nine good things. Let’s read all about … Continue reading

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The Empty Throne

It calls to mind that old joke about the cantor announcing the entrance hymn, “Please stand and greet Father by singing number 666, Hail Holy Queen.” The priest is in the back protesting, “Ain’t no way I’m going out there … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Frances Perkins

Did you know that Frances Perkins is honored with a feast day on the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church on May 13? I didn’t. She is designated as “Public Servant and Prophetic Witness” in the Church year, and from … Continue reading

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