Daily Archives: 29 July 2013

Sacraments for the Divorced and Remarried

People have been hyperventilating about Pope Francis not judging gays of good will, but I thought the most heartening comment from his informal presser touched on the issue of many of my friends and parishioners. Apparently, this is not a … Continue reading

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Judging, Seeking, Good Will

Holy cow. I saw the BBC “top headline” on “Who am I to judge?” It occurred to me that a Catholic firestorm was coming, but I was pretty tired last night and went to bed early. I caught a little … Continue reading

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Where Can We Pray?

It’s entertaining to see how the secular Right morphs a story to suit its political aims. This piece was headlined, “Atheist group bullies high school into banning mom from praying for kids’ safety.” Actually, the atheist group leaned on school … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 24

Let’s move from the last post’s examination of language in Isaiah and the blending of establishment and understanding, and steer back into the realm of faith and truth: 24. Read in this light, the prophetic text leads to one conclusion: … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Names in the Intercessions

In my parish we mention deceased people by name in the Sunday Prayers of the Faithful, if the family requests it. We frequently mention the sick, though not always. Sometimes people prefer to remain anonymous. And once, someone was listed … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 55

John Paul II dials back to the Joyful Mysteries: 55. In a certain sense Mary lived her Eucharistic faith even before the institution of the Eucharist, by the very fact that she offered her virginal womb for the Incarnation of … Continue reading

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