Daily Archives: 17 December 2013

Another Saint Peter

Pope Francis set aside required miracle #2 for Pierre Favre, SJ, and named one of my favorite Jesuits a saint. My favorite quote (blogged last week) from the man: Seek grace for the smallest things, and you will also find … Continue reading

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O-Tide Leads Off With A-Day

Adoption Day is a happy family occasion. It’s a joyful tint that comes as we move from Advent I to Advent II. Twelve years. I was reminded over dinner tonight that in less than two years, the young miss will … Continue reading

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On Bishops

I took some heat on a neighboring blog for my tart comments about our American bishops. I believe that 20% or less of our bishops are good bishops. (Another commentator thought I was being generous.) I will state from the … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 78

Today in Mediator Dei¬†we read something along the lines of what we’ve read in Pope Francis with regard to evangelization: the importance of cooperating with God’s grace and initiative in the world. We also have the seed of the hallmark … Continue reading

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EG 24: A Formula For Going Forth

This section of Evangelii Gaudium wraps up the brief discussion of that evangelical Church, the one that “goes forth.” Pope Francis urges “Taking the first step, being involved and supportive, bearing fruit and rejoicing.” Let’s look at these efforts, not … Continue reading

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