Daily Archives: 3 December 2013

C8 Looks At CDWDS

The cardinal committee is meeting with Pope Francis today, tomorrow, and Thursday. The first curial department under the microscope is the CDWDS. Federico Lombardi, SJ, Vatican spokesman: They have to start somewhere. It’s a good place to start. Leadership in Liturgy has … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 50

The human inventions in the liturgy may be changed. The divine elements–these are a good question. Might there be a choice between two divine elements? Can the human assessment of divinity be flawed? Or do we rely on a certain … Continue reading

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Douthat On Liberals On Pope Francis

I have to confess my main problem with many conservative ideas and ideals is that they strike me as unintelligent, lazy, self-indulgent, and even on occasion hypocritical (values for thee, not for me). Ross Douthat has a rep as a … Continue reading

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Aparecida 6-8: The Giftedness of Latin America and the Caribbean

The bishops now turn, in paragraph 6, to give thanks to God: We accept the entire reality of our continent as gift: the beauty and fertility of its lands, the richness of humanity expressed in the [persons]*, families, peoples, and … Continue reading

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Jesuit Missionary, First and Foremost

Today is one of the white feasts of Advent, Francis, that early companion of Ignatius who was off to Asia. (I blogged about that image a few months ago.) When the name of the new pope was announced, I thought … Continue reading

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EG 8: God’s Love

Wrapping up the first sub-chapter in the introduction, “A Joy Ever New, A Joy Which Is Shared” 8. Thanks solely to this encounter – or renewed encounter – with God’s love, which blossoms into an enriching friendship, we are liberated … Continue reading

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