Daily Archives: 24 January 2014

Pope To Canon Lawyers: You Are Pastors

Pope Francis addressing the Roman Rota: You are essentially pastors. As you carry out your judicial work, do not forget that you are pastors. Behind every file, every position, every case, there are persons who wait for justice.

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Chicago Commentary

Grant Gallicho is not letting up on bishops. He blogs today about two priests allowed to go free in Chicago despite recommendations otherwise from review boards. From the conclusion: The church has learned a lot since the 2002 wave of … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 142-144

More on the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office, as many of you know. A basic definition, which doesn’t include the laity: 142. The divine office is the prayer of the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ, … Continue reading

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That War On Aspiration

I thought about it, but at first I wasn’t going to blog on this.┬áPeter Nixon (for more than a decade, one of the people who have mastered this thing called blogging) on Adam Shaw’s “War on Aspiration”: I generally don’t … Continue reading

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A Little Confusing

dotCommonweal, linked the NYT feature on turmoil at Seattle’s Eastside Catholic. It’s like a chain of dominos: a married gay teacher, a chairman of the board, and this week, the president. The same president who supposedly offered divorce as a … Continue reading

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EG 61: Some Cultural Challenges

In sections 61 through 67 in Evangelii Gaudium┬áPope Francis discusses “Some cultural challenges.” Let’s get started today with the read: 61. We also evangelize when we attempt to confront the various challenges which can arise.[Cf. Propositio 13] On occasion these … Continue reading

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