Daily Archives: 3 November 2013

GMD 126: Communications Media

I have a sense that if GMD were being written today, a whole raft of new media possibilities would be included under goal number three. As it is, the bishops urge Catholic involvement “on every level.” Let’s reflect on that a … Continue reading

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Around in Bend

Bishops, pastors, and parishes can get into tough spots these days. UCANews picked up the NCR story from across the Pacific on the ousted pastor, the firm bishop, the Vatican appeal, and the outraged parish. A brief local piece from … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 2

Pope Pius XII gives Malachi 1:11 as a citation of a universal priesthood. There is a larger context in Malachi 1:6-2:9 that criticizes those who offer something less than their best. Can we bring this wider context into liturgy? Maybe Pope … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: John 8:1-11

How confrontational do we read Jesus in the face of sexual sin? The story of his encounter with the adulterer and her accusers may be illustrative, or troubling and dismissed. Tattletales come off disappointed and frustrated–and Jesus didn’t even tell them off … Continue reading

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GMD 125: Catholics In Public Policy

You can check on the US bishops’ goal number three here. Today’s objective hopes to “involve every Catholic, on different levels, in areas of public policy.” Two of the given strategies focus on “education.” One suggests parish social justice education and … Continue reading

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