Daily Archives: 25 May 2014

Unpopular Popes

Jimmy Mac sent me The Tablet link suggesting the pope is surrounded by sharks: (In her book, author Hannah Roberts) names the main characters of the conservative “opposition”, which include Cardinals Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of … Continue reading

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A few months ago my wife picked up a $5 2-movie disk. One film is my favorite adaptation of Mary Norton’s The Borrowers. I used to fuss about movies that strayed far afield of the books, but the 1997 film is … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 66: Sunday Relieves Oppression

Keeping Sunday as a day of rest is not only a liturgical principle. Having its roots as a Jewish Sabbath, an observance and celebration of creation as well as a commemoration of liberation from slavery, there were secular aspects in … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Exodus 20:1-21

The Ten Commandments. Today the cornerstone of Mosaic Law has become a banner for the culturewar. Might I presume you readers know your commandments, even if they are not posted at the county courthouse? Check verses 2 through 17 if you … Continue reading

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Organ Donation

Jimmy Mac sent me a link to a Commonweal article on Dutch churches sending out liturgical items to places as far flung as Indonesia, the Dominican Republic, and in between. Even Italy. They sell, because otherwise the urge of capitalism would … Continue reading

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EG 184-185: For Detail, Go To The Compendium

Pope Francis tells us Evangelii Gaudium is not the place to look for detailed examinations, let alone answers, to the serious problems facing people today. 184. This is not the time or the place to examine in detail the many grave social … Continue reading

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