Daily Archives: 14 May 2014

Dies Domini 53: Sunday Assemblies Without A Priest

We consider with Pope John Paul II the situation of Sunday gatherings without a priest. This section recognizes there is a problem for both mission lands as well as in Christian nations with a shortage of clergy affirms the Sunday … Continue reading

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OCP Disorder

RNS picked up the NYT bit on more commencement speakers getting the boot, post-invite. And some skeptics thought the Catholic Church had no influence¬†after the 3rd-most pro-abortion president took the stage at ND. While “good” Catholics got arrested. I think … Continue reading

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EG 169-170: Personal Accompaniment in Processes of Growth

In today’s post from Evangelii Gaudium, we read Pope Francis¬†bringing a spotlight to a contemporary paradox. (I might call it hypocrisy: for me, but not for thee.) Pope Francis speaks with all ministers, ordained and lay, in these two paragraphs … Continue reading

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Home Vintages

I would love to be in a situation in which I could use parishioners’ home-made wines for the Eucharist. One of our first communicant’s dads provided two bottles for the parish celebration of that first sacrament the other week. Anybody … Continue reading

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