Daily Archives: 5 February 2014

Long Songs: “Bombshell”

Few musical genres express such a range as bluegrass. Maybe only the blues go deeper into human sorrow. But I can’t think of another style that gets human joy quite spot on. If you have some minutes today, check the … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 170-171

Let’s wrap up Pope Pius’ examination of the Blessed Mother, and with it, Part III of this encyclical letter (MD 138-171) addressing the Liturgy of the Hours and the Liturgical Year: 170. Throughout this liturgical journey which begins anew for … Continue reading

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Riches, Honor, and What Was That Other … ?

I thought my internet foils would share a laugh on me, one of the things (aside from heterodoxy) I’m most often accused of. I was reflecting on week 17 of the online Ignatian retreat. I thought that week was a … Continue reading

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On the RNS roundup this morning, David Gibson linked 5 Steps to Reclaim Your Credibility After You Screw Up. For bishops covering up and uncovered this seems about right. Management consultant Supriya Desai┬ásuggests there’s a first step before the apology: … Continue reading

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EG 73: New Cultures

Another short section examining cities: 73. New cultures are constantly being born in these vast new expanses where Christians are no longer the customary interpreters or generators of meaning. Instead, they themselves take from these cultures new languages, symbols, messages … Continue reading

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