Daily Archives: 15 January 2014

Translating Francis

My friend and frequent CS collaborator John Donaghy has a post up on his theological blog on translating Pope Francis. John looks at some specific words: base communities (which he has written to be about), fetishism, mistrust and disenchantment, protagonists, … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 126

Giving thanks to God includes prayers after Mass, but also a cooperation with God’s grace in the living of life after the liturgy. Imitating Christ is a high virtue, of course. 126. Why then, Venerable Brethren, should we not approve … Continue reading

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A Conservative Gets It … Sort Of

Damon Linker concedes he got it wrong about liberals and Pope Francis: I was far more skeptical that the new pope would attempt to reform or revise church doctrine … Liberals would therefore have to settle for a moderation of papal … Continue reading

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Budget Saints

The era of John Paul II saw unprecedented numbers of saints, and presumably, large sums of money exchange hands between people. Making saints will not be a matter of business so much under Pope Francis, it seems. From Cardinal Angelo … Continue reading

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EG 52: Some Challenges of Today’s Church

Chapter Two of Evangelii Gaudium is divided into two long sections. The first covers “Some Challenges of Today’s World,” and will take us from today’s post into paragraph 75. Just an fyi: this is where many conservatives got lost, got steamed, … Continue reading

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