Daily Archives: 15 March 2014

Lent 2 Antiphons and Psalms

There have been some interesting, perhaps heated discussions about the Mass propers lately. It seems to me more like a dialogue of the deaf. I thought that since this weekend’s offerings from the Roman Antiphonary are typical, it might be … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

The Rite of Penance gives a lengthy second appendix containing six sample penitential services. These are given primarily for use with forms II (reconciling several penitents with individual confession and absolution) and III (general confession and absolution). The first two … Continue reading

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Aparecida 40: The Challenge of Gender Ideology

The bishops continue listing the challenges to evangelization. Paragraph 40, written in 2007, seems to me to reflect the concerns of bishops in North America and Europe, more than the concerns of the faithful in Latin America. I have found … Continue reading

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EG 112: A People For Everyone

We discuss “A people for everyone” in Evangelii GaudiumĀ 112-114. Pope Francis begins this theme with a reminder that God’s merciful grace is the starting point, not human action or ambition: 112. The salvation which God offers us is the work … Continue reading

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