Daily Archives: 8 July 2014

Soccer Made In Germany

Anybody remember that show? (Check this tribute.) Did it replay in some way earlier this afternoon? The only top level sporting event that might have topped this might have been this game from the ancient annals of the NFL. Are … Continue reading

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Management for Seminarians

RNS has a feature on forming priests-to-be in management skills. Good for Villanova, but this kind of thing should be a prerequisite for ordination. If a priest wants to be a pastor, that is. I noticed the “Rebuilt” priest, Michael … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Five Love Languages

A staff colleague loaned my wife Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages. My spouse is like a sponge when it comes to informationĀ on relationships, self-improvement, and such. At the student center, we have plugged into this resource now and then … Continue reading

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EG 231: Realities

Pope Francis offers some commentary on the principle that “Realities are more important than ideas.” This covers sections 231-233 inĀ Evangelii Gaudium. We’ll look at the first of those sections here: 231. There also exists a constant tension between ideas and … Continue reading

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Treating Guests

Observant readers will notice Max has arrived. If you follow the Religion News Service, you will know that he is a persistent (some would say annoying) presence in the comment boxes there. I’ll offer some general thoughts on him, on … Continue reading

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