Daily Archives: 17 May 2014

Reconciliation Lectionary: Ephesians 4:23-32

The Rite of Penance number 158 gives us a long reading from¬†Ephesians 4: verses 1-3, then 17-32 as a choice for proclamation. The Rite also offers a¬†shorter option with verses 23-32. This reading is suggested for use in a communal … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 56: Joy In Greeting Christ, Joy In The Spirit

Let’s continue on Saint John Paul’s theme of joy. He devotes sections 55 through 58 of his apostolic letter to the “full joy” of Christ. What does the fullness of joy mean, and what impact does it have on the … Continue reading

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Yesterday morning I fielded a phone call as I was pulling into the parking lot of my wife’s ear surgeon. This pre-planned and “simple,” small funeral that had baffled many of us on staff and on the bereavement team threw … Continue reading

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EG 174-175: Centered on the Word of God

Let’s get “Centered on the word of God.” 174. Not only the homily has to be nourished by the word of God. All evangelization is based on that word, listened to, meditated upon, lived, celebrated and witnessed to. The sacred … Continue reading

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Skeptical About

RNS linked the Religion Dispatches account of the black mass controversy at Harvard. Worthwhile reading, but taken with a grain of salt. When things get to the point of death threats, I think “hysteria” is an appropriate description. However, hysteria … Continue reading

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