Daily Archives: 27 November 2013

Arinze (and Others) on B16

It’s shot to number four on the BBC’s most-read news feed, this piece on why Pope Benedict resigned. Journalist Mark Dowd asked Cardinal Arinze about Vatileaks. The response: It is legitimate for a person to speculate and say ‘Maybe,’ because … Continue reading

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Seasonal Song Scorecard

My pastor preached well on Christ the King this past weekend. He spoke in passing of the vanishing mention of Jesus on his own holiday. I think that’s right. On the way home from pie and coffee tonight, we listened … Continue reading

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EG 2: A Joy Ever New, A Joy Shared

The Apostolic Exhortation has an introduction (1-18) divided into three sections. The first is “A Joy Ever New, A Joy Which Is Shared,” and we’ll take the next seven posts to cover this section (2-8). The times seem dark, but … Continue reading

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Aparecida 1: Evangelization, Plus a Dedication to Mary

In the first paragraph, the bishops recall the purpose of their meeting: We have done so as pastors who want to continue to advance the evangelizing action of the Church, which is called to make all its members disciples and … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: James 5:13-16

This passage is well-utilized for the Anointing of the Sick, but does that one line make it suitable for Reconciliation? Let’s read, then discuss: Beloved: Is anyone among you suffering? He (or she) should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 35

Continuing on recent themes of lay participation in the Mass, of lay devotions, and of the openness to Church teaching, Pope Pius XII reminds us that the graces of Christ are available to those who open themselves through these activities: … Continue reading

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