Daily Archives: 17 June 2014

Dies Domini 77: Feasts of the Lord

Most Christians do not see it this way: Easter and Pentecost ranking above Christmas. It’s not that there is some kind of competition among observances. But feasts that draw out some mystery or aspect of Christ are worth the special … Continue reading

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Aparecida 47: Human Rights

Catholic teaching on human rights is very different from the common understanding of human rights in the United States, where rights are often seen in terms of only civil and political rights which are concentrated on giving freedom to the … Continue reading

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EG 199: Attentive Service

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium suggests that action on behalf of the poor has a focus, and as he puts it, “an attentiveness.” What does that mean? We are dealing not with structures and methods and systems, but real relationships. Some will … Continue reading

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