Monthly Archives: June 2014

EG 215-216: Care For Creation

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, willingly embraces the concerns of those who would defend the environment: 215. There are other weak and defenseless beings who are frequently at the mercy of economic interests or indiscriminate exploitation. I am speaking of creation … Continue reading

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Midday Football Break

Ate my lunch to the second half of France-Nigeria with one of my classmates who is from Nigeria. We were rooting for Africa. The other priest in the room, from Poland, is going all-Europe in his cheering preferences. CONCACAF nearly … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Frances Margaret Taylor

Britain’s new venerable, Frances Taylor, was a nurse, author, editor, Anglican-turned-Catholic, and as one might surmise, the founder of a religious community. Link here to a recent Catholic Herald feature. Frances was born to an Anglican family with high church … Continue reading

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On Fear: An Ignatian Meditation

Pope Francis preaching to archbishops: Yes, the Lord liberates us from every fear and from all that enslaves us, so that we can be truly free. Today’s liturgical celebration expresses this truth well in the refrain of the Responsorial Psalm: … Continue reading

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EG 214: Unchanging, But Accompanying

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium offers no hope the Church will alter its position on abortion as an evil: 214. Precisely because this involves the internal consistency of our message about the value of the human person, the Church cannot be expected … Continue reading

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A June of Feasts

I wondered how often we’ve celebrated five named Church feasts on Sundays in June, finishing up today with observing Peter and Paul. Easter has to fall on April 20th for it to work. The only time since Vatican II that’s … Continue reading

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Signs of Bishops: Palliums and Places of Residence

Much attention here given to Pope Francis wearing a “regular” pallium as he conferred look-alikes on the world’s new archbishops. Most Catholics today would be able to pick three or four of the last five popes out of a crowd … Continue reading

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