Daily Archives: 20 June 2014

Families and an Instrument

Rocco whispered from the loggia some general thoughts from Archbishop Kurtz from the USCCB meeting. He revealed some broad details from the reports he compiled from various dioceses and sent on to Rome. The synod leaders have asked these reports … Continue reading

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Production Comes To Life

There is one awesomely wicked storm pouring down on poor Omaha tonight. The College World Series is on one end of town and a friend of mine texted me from being huddled under the concourse roof with her family. On … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 80: Inculturation, A Danger or Opportunity?

What are the threats to Sunday? Pope John Paul II seemed to ponder post-Christian culture. 80. There is a need for special pastoral attention to the many situations where there is a risk that the popular and cultural traditions of … Continue reading

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Aparecida 51: Consumerism and Youth

According to UNICEF, 20% of the population in Latin America are between 15 and 24 years old, the highest proportion in the region’s history. Concern for youth is not new for the Latin American bishops. Their ground-breaking Medellin conference in … Continue reading

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EG 202: The Economy And The Distribution of Income

Pope Francis draws a lot of criticism from economic “specialists” with and outside the Church for his application of moral principles to how secular society handles its money. Today’s section and the six that follow (through EG 208) begin to … Continue reading

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