Daily Archives: 5 December 2013

Mediator Dei 54-56

While not directly liturgical, lay devotion to the Eucharist, the Way of the Cross, and others have contributed to the liturgical calendar: 54. Just as notable a contribution to this progressive transformation was made by devotional trends and practices not … Continue reading

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Homeschool Apostasy

Intriguing feature on young people who have rebelled from the excesses of the confluence of homeschooling and fundamentalism. I’ve known Catholic homeschoolers in three cities who didn’t think the parish school was sufficiently Catholic. But many people I’ve known have … Continue reading

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EG 10: Life on a Higher Plane

The Holy Father cites the Aparecida document, paraphrasing one of the more difficult teachings of the Lord, that by the paradox of sacrifice, much is gained. 10. The Gospel offers us the chance to live life on a higher plane, … Continue reading

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Checklist for the New Commission

Liam’s link didn’t work directly, but I was able to find Cardinal O’Malley’s statement with a little sleuthing. (Click here, then click “Inglese” if it comes up in Italian.) The new commission for the protection of minors includes this checklist: … Continue reading

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