Daily Archives: 11 December 2013

Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 3:1-12

John the Baptist introduces repentance in the Gospels, and both Luke’s and Matthew’s versions make it to the Reconciliation Lectionary. Every Christian knows the word repent. We sometimes make jokes of it, and often we skirt it. It seems something … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 63-64

In these sections of Mediator Dei, Pope Pius XII draws a parallel between dogma and liturgy: 63. Clearly no sincere Catholic can refuse to accept the formulation of Christian doctrine more recently elaborated and proclaimed as dogmas by the Church, … Continue reading

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EG 16: The Scope and Limits of this Exhortation

Sections 16 through 18 wrap up the introductory narrative, and fall under the title of “The scope and limits of this Exhortation.” Pope Francis explains why he’s gone off the usual script for these apostolic exhortations, and why much of … Continue reading

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