Daily Archives: 11 November 2013

Pastoral Bishops

David Gibson reports on USCCB Day One here. The address from the Vatican ambassador, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, has got to give some Catholics a few concerns: The Holy Father wants bishops in tune with their people. (He)┬ámade a special … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 16

The Pentateuch established a priesthood for Israel, with very detailed prescriptions for ritual, dress, and functions. According to the author of the Letter to the Hebrews, this was later fulfilled in Christ’s action as Priest: 16. Thus we observe that … Continue reading

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The Lure of Secrets and Conspiracy

While following some of the trails of Catholic conservatives on Pope Francis, more than once a curious strain has popped up. Twice this past weekend, I found reference to prophecies/stories of Clemens Brentano/Anne Catherine Emmerich. I will tell you honestly: … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

I know what a few of you are going to say. “But this is a wedding reading!” Will mourners sit up straight, cock their heads, and ask if nuptials broke out at a funeral? A reading like this will get … Continue reading

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