Daily Archives: 11 June 2014

Doors And Confluences

One of the first things I noticed at Mass on Sunday as I walked up to church is that is appeared at first these great doors were open. And they were. But they were not the only doors on the … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 73: School of Charity, Justice, and Peace

Finishing up Chapter Four: 73. Lived in this way, not only the Sunday Eucharist but the whole of Sunday becomes a great school of charity, justice and peace. The presence of the Risen Lord in the midst of his people … Continue reading

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The Public Arena of a Courtroom Deposition

RNS has had a piece or two on Archbishop Robert Carlson’s deposition. Last month he gave testimony in court. Monday this week it was released. I read some pages into the conversation, then stopped. The archbishop finds himself negatively newsworthy because … Continue reading

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Aparecida 43: Cultural diversity, without synthesis

With paragraph 43, the bishops begin their analysis of the socio-cultural situation, specifically discussing globalization’s effect on culture. This analysis continues to paragraph 51. Accordingly, social reality, which in its contemporary thrust we describe with the word “globalization,” impacts more … Continue reading

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EG 194: Simplicity of the Call

What is obvious to Pope Francis as he writes in Evangelii Gaudium is at times not as central to believing Christians. In this section, he takes the Church to task for muddying the impulse to serve and lift up the needy: 194. … Continue reading

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