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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