Daily Archives: 18 July 2013

Bound For Disappointment

Cardinal Walter Kasper weighs in on the punditry surrounding Pope Francis. “Many will be disappointed in Francis,” he said, surmising that the so-called conservative branch already feels let down “because he doesn’t have the intellectual heft of Benedict and then … Continue reading

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Ginny Recovering

Our last pet from Missouri has been vomiting and suffering nausea. It could have been the heat. The vet thought she was a touch dehydrated yesterday. She’s been gulping down wet science diet food without incident the past twenty-four hours. … Continue reading

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Cover and Behind It

Tons of fuss about the Rolling Stone’s cover. Rock star treatment? Are they thinking Dr Hook? I don’t agree with the corporate promotion of the culture of indulgence, but RS does a quantity of serious journalism. And people other than … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 14

After Abraham, the next towering figure of Judeo-Christian faith is Moses. Unlike Abraham, Moses is more the archetype of the priest, the one who communicates with God on behalf of the people. And of course, he also brings the people’s … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 46

Yesterday, we read of the possibility of intercommunion when an individual’s spiritual need suggests it. Let’s read a bit more under what circumstances this might happen: 46. In my Encyclical Ut Unum Sint I expressed my own appreciation of these … Continue reading

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