Daily Archives: 29 June 2014

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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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Isabel Roser

In my summer studies here at Creighton University, I’ve learned that a few women actually took Jesuit vows. Isabel Roser supported Ignatius in the early days of his vocation, during his time as a street preacher and beggar in Barcelona. She and … Continue reading

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