Daily Archives: 3 January 2014


One piece I did not pick up on my first read through that La Civilta Cattolica article this brief comment about relations between bishops and religious. Overtones for the CDF-LCWR tussle, I’d say: I also know that the bishops are not … Continue reading

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To Peripheries

Pope Francis’s “little monsters” comment is making the rounds today. I found something apt for campus ministry in his message of those in religious orders, as he was urging his listeners to “shun centralism and ideological approaches.” Those who work … Continue reading

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Leaving a Message

Imagine getting a call from Pope Francis and it going to voice mail. Rorate Caeli linked it, as well as the audio. En Español. What are the nuns doing that they can’t answer [the phone]? I am Pope Francis, I … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 106

Put simply, participation aims at union with Christ. Pope Pius XII thought well of participation when it aligned with what was known and comfortable. Not exactly out at the margins, but affirming nonetheless: 106. These methods of participation in the … Continue reading

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What Thirty Days Can Do

The Catholic Herald reported that a politician in the House of Commons came to her decision to retire from politics after a Thirty Day Ignatian retreat. MP Sarah Teather: Sometimes you just have to shut up. This politician just needed … Continue reading

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EG 40: A Mission Embodied Within Human Limits

Launching into section IV of Chapter One, we’ll cover “A Mission Embodied Within Human Limits.” Paragraphs 40 through 45 will take us through this theme, beginning with the notion that the Church is in a state of development, in need … Continue reading

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