Daily Archives: 29 July 2014

A Benedict Man?

The Twin Cities’ Star Tribune asks if Archbishop John Nienstedt will be a Benedict man: But we also hope Nienstedt takes to heart the example of Pope Benedict. Eighteen months ago, Benedict concluded that he was not up to the … Continue reading

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DPPL 7: Pious Exercise

Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy (DPPL). First special term with which we familiarize ourselves: Pious Exercise. What on earth …? 7. The expression “pious exercise” in this Directory refers to those public or private expressions of Christian piety which, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Creativity I

In his Saturday meeting with priests from the diocese of Caserta, the Holy Father picked up on a priest’s use of the word “creativity” in his comment. Pope Francis’ response was long, and it meanders a good bit, but it … Continue reading

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It is interesting to see how various church people “market” their offerings to people within the Body and outside of it. A few posters have appeared in my parish promoting NFP. Full disclosure here: my wife and I practiced NFP … Continue reading

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EG 264: Personal Encounter With The Saving Love Of Jesus

Pope Francis turns our gaze to a “Personal encounter with the saving love of Jesus” in Evangelii Gaudium 264-267. He begins with a classically Ignatian stance. God has loved me and saved me, so how do I respond? Many people, when in … Continue reading

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