Daily Archives: 12 January 2014

Mediator Dei 121-122

Rome’s approach to many aspects of liturgy has quite often been flexible. An ideal is set forth. Here, for example, the people receiving Communion consecrated at the Mass at which they are celebrating. 121. Now it is very fitting, as … Continue reading

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EG 49: The Bruised, Hurting, and Dirty Church

In this section of Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis offers one of his most quoted bits, the Church that is “bruised, hurting, and dirty.” He makes clear here the message is not only for the clergy or even just the bishops, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Favors Pastors

Gianni Valente at La Stampa reports on the pedigree of many of the new cardinals: pastoral experience. Before becoming bishops, many of the new cardinal electors had been parish priests for a long time. For example, Burkina Faso’s Philippe Ouèdraogo … Continue reading

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