Daily Archives: 26 June 2014

Dies Domini 86: Entrusting Sunday to Mary

A word for the Blessed Mother: 86. I entrust this Apostolic Letter to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, that it may be received and put into practice by the Christian community. Without in any way detracting from the centrality … Continue reading

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Heading To The Synod, Already Deficient

October’s Synod’s preliminary document, The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization is up. This is the working document the bishops and other participants will draw from as they discuss the interplay between families, faith, and the all-important … Continue reading

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EG 209-210: Concern For The Vulnerable

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium, addresses “Concern for the vulnerable” in numbers 209 through 216. These eight sections, by the way, will wrap up his examination of “The Inclusion of the Poor in Society” (186-216) in the larger chapter (EG 176-258) covering … Continue reading

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No Good Morning

According to the Catholic Herald, Archbishop Tagle gives his Manila priests some liturgical advice: With all due respect, my brother-priests, I do not see the need for saying “good morning” and similar greetings when God’s real presence in the Holy Eucharist alone suffices. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Elisabeth of Schönau

When we think of women mystics in Germany, we so often think of Hildegard of Bingen – for good reason. Her fame has spread, especially in recent years. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI named her a Doctor of the Church. … Continue reading

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