Daily Archives: 27 May 2014

Can Survivors and Allies Disagree?

Lots of speculation online today about the “three bishops.” Mark Silk is convinced one must be Robert Finn, my ordinary until I left the diocese in 2008. Another speculator, Josephine McKenna, considers Scotland, Poland, and Chile. Predictably, SNAP higher-ups have … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 68: No Emptiness or Boredom

Sunday rest isn’t about inactivity or laziness. There is a real purpose for the day: 68. In order that rest may not degenerate into emptiness or boredom, it must offer spiritual enrichment, greater freedom, opportunities for contemplation and fraternal communion. … Continue reading

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A Liturgical Metaphor And Cynicism

From the mouth of Pope Francis, and it seems especially apt for American Catholics these days: A priest who does this betrays the Body of the Lord, because this priest must lead this child, this boy, this girl, to sanctity, … Continue reading

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EG 188: Defining Solidarity

In the Old Testament, we find in the psalms and the prophets the plea of the poor for justice. This plea is repated for the ears of the Lord in the Gospels: heal us, feed us, free us from demons. … Continue reading

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