Daily Archives: 8 May 2014

Lining Up Antiphons

One of our graduating students and I have been working on the parish summer music plan. It’s not too clear if she will be here to be part of it. But since she might be looking at an eventual career … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 47: A History of Sunday Obligation

The teacher Pope John Paul II offers a history lesson. The notion of a “Sunday obligation” was not apostolic. It was an early practice that arose organically from a faith-filled people. Only later was it codified: 47. Even if in … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 5:1-12

Here we have another Scripture passage used at weddings, and fairly often. I have experienced it a few times at funerals as well. (This site’s commentaries are mine for weddings and Fran’s for funerals.) Why is this passage so loved? … Continue reading

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EG 162: Gift From God

Pope Francis reminds us God takes the initiative. God calls us first. 162. On the other hand this process of response and growth is always preceded by God’s gift, since the Lord first says: “Baptize them in the name…” (Mt … Continue reading

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The Culture of Complaint, Again

I’m starting to feel badly for bishops, especially the CDF and their American allies in the episcopacy. I really am, and this isn’t an attempt at humor or sarcasm. Phyllis Zagano offers a scoreline, and she’s not missing the mark. … Continue reading

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