Daily Archives: 13 January 2014

No Big Red Hat Heads

Rocco and others blogged on Pope Francis’ letter to cardinals-to-be-created. I liked this bit, as it applies equally well to parish ministers. To be honored to be named as a servant means a wider gaze and an open heart: The … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 123

How should a believer give thanks for all the good God has done for us? That’s not just a rhetorical question. 123. When the Mass, which is subject to special rules of the liturgy, is over, the person who has … Continue reading

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1 of 32 Baptisms

I was reading of Pope Francis’ baptism liturgy yesterday. Of the 64 parents, all were married, but only 62 under Church auspices. Cue the wringing of hands. I can see this is a problem for some, as I review a … Continue reading

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EG 50: Amid The Crisis of Communal Commitment

Let’s leap into Chapter Two of Evangelii GaudiumĀ and begin to explore “The Crisis Of Communal Commitment.” Pope Francis alludes to our culture of punditry, in which various people with various perspectives offer sage advice and direction. And yet with all … Continue reading

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