Daily Archives: 10 December 2013

Merton in Advent, 1948

Thomas Merton’s The Seven Storey Mountain was probably the first or second spiritual book I ever read, way back in my college days. I’m not a Merton fan(atic) like some people I know. You readers who read me carefully know … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 62

Indiscriminate and fawning imitation of the past is bad, according to what we’ve read in Mediator Dei, but research to the early expressions of liturgy are lauded for a source of deeper understanding for the present day. One might ask: … Continue reading

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EG 15: Evangelization is Foremost

Pope John Paul II, no timid soul, was dissatisfied with only looking to a renewal of belief among the baptized. The man who urged casting nets into the deep offers grounding for the 21st century effort in evangelization: 15. John … Continue reading

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