Daily Archives: 3 September 2013

On Envy

On the heels of Cardinal Bertone’s “crows and vipers” remark about Vatican gossip, Pope Francis hits hard with a homily about “gossip that kills.” The Church has always been especially vulnerable to envy. Envy’s prime expression in people is usually gossip, the … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 42

The first subsection of Chapter II, dealing with “Active and Conscious Participation” (RS 36-42) wraps up with this paragraph:. [42.] It must be acknowledged that the Church has not come together by human volition; rather, she has been called together … Continue reading

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Confessors in Britain report an uptick in the interest in the Sacrament of Penance. The Pope Francis effect? Pope Benedict’s visit three years ago? I’d prefer to attribute it to God’s grace. I’m sure the two most recent popes would … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 60

The final section of Lumen Fidei calls upon the intercession of Mary: 60. Let us turn in prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church and Mother of our faith. Mother, help our faith! Open our ears to hear God’s word … Continue reading

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