Daily Archives: 4 December 2013

Checking Up On Secular Christmas

I haven’t been in the car much this week, but I did hear five Christmas songs on the way to lunch with my wife the other day. The Lord was mentioned explicitly in two of them. So the Jesus percentage … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 51-53

Among others, doctrines on Christ and the Blessed Mother developed independently of the liturgy, but later contributed to a wider embrace by the faithful: 51. Several causes, really have been instrumental in the progress and development of the sacred liturgy … Continue reading

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Aparecida 9-12: The Challenge of New Times

The bishops seek to recognize both the continuity of their message and the new challenges they need to face. They see their meeting at Aparecida as a new step in continuity with Vatican II and the previous general conferences. (¶9) … Continue reading

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Those Uppity Germans

The German rollout of MR3 is on ice. If their version is anything like our tortured English, the pewfolk are better off and the clergy have more time to hear confessions on Saturday. A pastor in the United States said … Continue reading

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EG 9: Delightful and Comforting Joy

For the rest of this week we’ll address “The Delightful and Comforting Joy of Evangelizing,” which covers numbered sections 9 through 13 of Evangelii Gaudium. 9. Goodness always tends to spread. Every authentic experience of truth and goodness seeks by its very … Continue reading

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