Daily Archives: 22 January 2014

Mediator Dei 138-139

What is our aim in liturgy? No less than union with God. This is accomplished not only in the Eucharist, but also in the entire liturgical life of the Church: 138. The ideal of Christian life is that each one … Continue reading

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Fr Pavone Settles

After friction with a few bishops over the past several years, Fr Frank Pavone is back in good standing. David Gibson at RNS has a feature up today. Good for Fr Pavone. His situation strikes me as similar to John … Continue reading

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Aparecida 28-29: Joyful Missionary Disciples

Reading the Aparecida document, many times one can find themes which are central to Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation, especially in this section of the Aparecida document, entitled “The Joy of Being Disciples and Missionaries of Jesus Christ.” The first … Continue reading

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EG 59: Leading To Violence

Pope Francis in Evangelii Gaudium discusses “No to the inequality which spawns violence.” It’s a message that needs preaching. There is no escape from sin and violence inside gated compounds. For decades (at least) people have been willing to blame all … Continue reading

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Cardinal Watch

Honduras’s octocardinal, Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has been getting headlines for what I was reading as a “brotherly” pushback against CDF head and cardinal-to-be Gerhard Müller. I counted no less than nine headers at conservative outlet Pewsitter. John Allen picks up the original … Continue reading

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