Daily Archives: 2 July 2013

Whither Sunday?

Rita Ferrone offers an excellent essay on Sunday at PrayTell. I would like to offer a few branch-off thoughts. 1 In my first campus ministry assignment we had a discussion and discernment opportunity about the Mass schedule. The choice was presented … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 30

Ecumenism and the Sacrament of Baptism give us cause for hope regarding the degree of unity we do have in the Church today: 30. The Catholic Church’s teaching on the relationship between priestly ministry and the Eucharist and her teaching on the … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 9:1-8

The scribes were trussed that Jesus seemed to mash up healing and forgiveness. Of course, they were also in a religious and cultural tradition that insisted that God punished the sinful with misfortune and disease and disaster. From our Christian … Continue reading

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A Sense of Perspective

My parish’s sound system installation proceeds. By the end of next week, we should have completed installation and “commissioning,” including an orientation to new hardware. We’ll also be tweaking the weekend of 13-14 July. One piece that was criticized, despite … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Marcella Pattyn

Guest blogger Fran Rossi Szpylczyn gives us a look into someone who was the last of a unique group of women that began in the Middle Ages. During the 12th century, groups of women began to form for common life; … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: A History of the Popes

I’ve been wanting to hit up this book from my parish’s library for the past few months. Summer, even a moderately busy one, gives me ample time to catch up on such reading. I wasn’t disappointed by A History of the … Continue reading

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