Daily Archives: 9 May 2014

Reconciliation Lectionary: Ephesians 4:1-3

The Rite of Penance number 158 cites Ephesians 4:1-3, 17-32 as a choice for the sacrament. This is another super long reading that makes me wonder a bit about the formulators of the Rite. I grant you Ephesians is a … Continue reading

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Into Darkness

I notice all corners of the Catholic blogosphere are upset over the playacting of a black mass for “experienc(ing) the history of different cultural practices.” Our purpose is not to denigrate any religion or faith, which would be repugnant to our … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 48: Heroes, Bishops and Work

The inspiration of the resurrection and the history of the obligation brings us to today. Pope John Paul II was wise enough to realize that our diverse world presents many challenges to believers, some of them outright hostile. 48. Today, … Continue reading

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EG 163-164: Kerygmatic and Mystagogical Catechesis

Pope Francis looks at “Kerygmatic and mystagogical catechesis” in sections 163 through 168. A brief introduction:  163. Education and catechesis are at the service of this growth. We already possess a number of magisterial documents and aids on catechesis issued by … Continue reading

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