Daily Archives: 23 November 2013

The Context of the Aparecida Document

In May 2007, the bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean met at the shrine of the Virgin of Aparecida in Brazil for their fifth general conference. The Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM) began in the 1950s with the first … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: 1 Corinthians 9:24-25

I think we used a longer form of 1 Corinthians for a priest’s funeral once, 9:16-19, 22-27, and that seems fitting, using Saint Paul’s reference to his own apostolic credentials and how he conducted his ministry in Corinth. For an … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 31

A strong thrust of interiority is described here, but it is part of the believer’s overall effort to cooperate with the grace of Christ. The interior warfare described here can only be considered a more or less constant vigilance, and … Continue reading

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