Daily Archives: 13 August 2013

Redemptionis Sacramentum 11

The preamble (RS 1-13) seems to come to a climax with this section, in which vital theological concerns are presented. [11.] The Mystery of the Eucharist “is too great for anyone to permit himself to treat it according to his … Continue reading

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Doctors and Jewels

Mary Carroll’s article in the Spring 2013 issue of Spiritual Life explores a mash-up of two pieces of personal interest. The four doctors of the church who happen to be women. And as the son of a jeweler, gem stones. Did I … Continue reading

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Easter Lectionary Suggestion: Paul at the Areopagus

Nearly every believer who knows about it concedes the Vatican II Lectionary reform was a great success, actually accomplishing the opening of Scripture to the liturgical assembly. That said, there are a few glaring omissions. One of my pet obsessions … Continue reading

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Francis Bugs the Left? So What

MSW @ NCR links a dissatisfaction essay. I remember someone asking me in March if Pope Francis was a liberal or a conservative. My smart-$%# comment then was, “He’s better than either. He’s a Jesuit.” My suspicion is that Pope … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 39

Are you convinced of an individual faith? The conclusion of the sub-chapter, “The Church, mother of our faith,” may disturb your premise: 39. It is impossible to believe on our own. Faith is not simply an individual decision which takes … Continue reading

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