Daily Archives: 1 January 2014

Empty Cold Seats

Is it just over the peak of NFL popularity, or just a blip that between them, the Colts and Packers have over 14,000 unsold playoff tickets for the coming weekend? Two iconic teams. One iconic venue. Supposedly a lot on … Continue reading

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Papal Popularity

A slice of Catholic conservativedom is lamenting the popularity of Pope Francis. Bloggers less so, but in the comboxes I read a repeated meme these days: popularity is a danger because Jesus suggested we should aim for the opposite. Or … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 104

Baptism dignity invites and draws the believer to something more than presence at Mass, or even “just” participation. The Eucharist inspires us to union with Christ, to the priest, and presumably to one another. 104. Let the faithful, therefore, consider … Continue reading

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EG 38: A Sense of Proportion

In Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis writes of the need for balance and proportion. 38. It is important to draw out the pastoral consequences of the Council’s teaching, which reflects an ancient conviction of the Church. First, it needs to be … Continue reading

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