Daily Archives: 17 February 2014

New Jersey’s Bishop of Bling?

Most retirees downsize living space. Not so the Archbishop of Newark. Church management consultant Charles Zech: Archbishop Myers obviously is not paying any attention to the pope. This is extreme, way beyond what you’d expect to happen. I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 197-199

Living the liturgical life: let’s join Pope Pius XII in examining this, and what it means for us today. 197. But there is something else of even greater importance, Venerable Brethren, which We commend to your apostolic zeal, in a … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs

Richard Elwes’ book is my new favorite … of 2014. Math in 100 Key Breakthroughs is something of a coffee table book–I almost missed it because it was stashed at the bottom of the new book shelf at the public … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 5:21-24

The pastor preached on the long form of the Sunday Gospel passage this past weekend. The overarching discussion was on making and keeping commitments. He mentioned the formula Jesus gives, “You have heard … But I say to you …” … Continue reading

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EG 85: Sourpusses

The Holy Father offers up a thought on optimism versus “sourpusses.” You’d never hear that term in a pre-conciliar papal document, would you? 85. One of the more serious temptations which stifles boldness and zeal is a defeatism which turns … Continue reading

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Canonical Process For Bishop Finn

My former bishop gets reported to Pope Francis. The canonical appeal is facilitated by Father James Connell, priest of the Milwaukee archdiocese and canon lawyer. Over 100,000 online signatures. (I wasn’t one of them.) Will anything come of this? Some … Continue reading

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