Daily Archives: 24 September 2013

A Lot To Do

The pope’s interview went 12,000 words. How many millions have the pundits spilled on it? I liked this Jesuit’s commentary. Francis is giving us a lot to do. His fresh air brings new life to the church and renews the … Continue reading

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Reward and Relegation

Buster Olney thinks MLB has a problem: So the problem with what the Astros have done really isn’t about the Astros. The problem is the system, which can reward calculated failure, and this should be a serious concern for Major … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 100-102

RS 100 through 107 deals with “Communion under Both Kinds.” In trying to make peace with clerical skittishness about offering the Cup, I’ve come to recognize that any number of local, cultural, and institutional factors are in play. The good news … Continue reading

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Pulling the Plug on Religion Field Trips

I thought the fallout described in this story was entirely predictable. Do you think complaining parents are ready to have Muslim and Hindu prayers take a turn at school functions? As is often the case, young people seem to have … Continue reading

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When Liturgy Breaks Bad I

Journalist and blogger Mary DeTurris Poust posts on “Losing … Religion.” I have been desperate for a shepherd, for someone who wants to meet me in my darkness and walk with me spiritually, for someone who gets up there and tries … Continue reading

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GMD 53-55: Goal Two, Inviting Others

The second goal found in Go and Make Disciples is the classic understanding of evangelization as it might shade toward proselytizing: To invite all people in the United States, whatever their social or cultural background, to hear the message of salvation in … Continue reading

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