Daily Archives: 26 June 2013

Ecclesia de Eucharistia 24

The Eucharist is a means for God to influence the basic unity to which we human beings are called, just by who we are and how God has made us: 24. The gift of Christ and his Spirit which we … Continue reading

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Can Children Expect to Have Certain Rights?

I was reading Archbishop SalvatoreĀ Cordileone’s statement about the US Supreme Court striking down DOMA this morning. CNS cited Francis X. Rocca’s conversation with him: He said the effect of the court’s decision is to “undermine in the law the principle … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 159-160: Philosophies and Historical Movements

Pope John advises us to be open to non-Christian philosophies that include laudable elements: 159. Again it is perfectly legitimate to make a clear distinction between a false philosophy of the nature, origin and purpose of (human beings) and the … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Ephesians 1:3-6

This opening of the thanksgiving to the Ephesians is given as part of one of the “themed” penitential services in Appendix II of the Rite of Penance. The liturgies in this appendix were prepared by the CDWDS in the 1970’s. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Paula of Rome

I think we have yet to encounter a woman from antiquity in this series. So let’s celebrate one today. Paula shared a life profile with many women saints. She was a wealthy noblewoman who enjoyed luxury. She married young. She … Continue reading

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