Daily Archives: 15 September 2013

Blogs a Worry

According to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: (T)here is a growing and worrying phenomenon of blogs, which are not just partial and sectarian but at times very far away from the charity with which the truth should be expressed. Remember to keep … Continue reading

Posted in The Blogosphere | Leave a comment

Concelebration, Apology, Change of Tone

We shall see how the tale of the supposedly-extravagant German bishop eventually resolves. The Vatican visitation ended with a concelebrated Mass today–the bishop and the cardinal-diplomat. And an apology from the embattled Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst: The conflicts that erupted so … Continue reading

Posted in bishops, Church News | Leave a comment

Not Just The Prodigal

At choir practice before Mass tonight, the alleluia cantor asked what the Gospel reading was–to better select which verse. I mentioned the parable of the Two Sons. Someone else chimed in with wasting all that money on prostitutes. “The Prodigal … Continue reading

Posted in Scripture | Tagged | Leave a comment

Voyager 1 At The Boundaries

David Gibson at RNS writes: Voyager 1 has left the solar system. This is pretty awesome, in the true sense of that shopworn word. Has anyone parsed the theology of this moment? Is there one? I wish there were. Let … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy, spirituality | Tagged | Leave a comment

Redemptionis Sacramentum 74

Lay people cannot give homilies, but there is a provision offered, as long as it does not “become a regular practice.” [74.] If the need arises for the gathered faithful to be given instruction or testimony by a layperson in … Continue reading

Posted in Redemptionis Sacramentum | Leave a comment

Online 34 Weeks

As part of the preparation for my Christian Spirituality studies next summer, I’m committing to this online Ignatian retreat. I may share some reflections coming off this retreat. More or less. Long-time readers know that while I’m not hesitant about … Continue reading

Posted in spirituality | Tagged | 2 Comments

GMD 28-29: The Lord’s Command

Sections 28 through 33 in Go and Make Disciples address the question “Why Evangelize?” The bishops give a straightforward answer: Jesus told us to do it. Starting from the mission statement of Matthew 28:18-20 (in GMD 28), we are given the Scriptural … Continue reading

Posted in evangelization, Go and Make Disciples | Leave a comment

On My Bookshelf: Benediction

I read Kent Haruf’s award-winning Eventide a number of years ago, and wanting to take a break from science non-fiction and fiction, I was drawn into the author’s fictional town of Holt, Colorado. My take on this book is that it’s … Continue reading

Posted in On My Bookshelf | Tagged , | Leave a comment