Daily Archives: 2 August 2014

Would Ignatius of Loyola Have Blogged?

Ignatian websites all over have finished celebrating their month, culminating in  Thursday’s feast day. While my internet Ignatian-oriented friends are recovering and resting, maybe I can pick up some small slack. Ignatius geeks know the man was a ceaseless writer. Some … Continue reading

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DPPL 12: Evaluation and Renewal

Optional? Really? Will that alone consign expressions of piety to the shadows of history like meatless Fridays and such? The CDWDS denies disrespect, suggesting instead a careful look, an appreciation: 12. The optional nature of pious exercises should in no … Continue reading

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Looking Closely At Continuity

My friends are aware I put little stock in the so-called hermeneutic of continuity for its own sake. While I’m not attempting to disrespect one important leader who really adhered to it and believed in it, I’ve been pondering the … Continue reading

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The diocese of Ciudad del Este published a self-defense in the face of Vatican sanctions. This is rich: the report from CatholicCulture said that the scandal-plagued priest, Carlos Urrutigoity, got a thumbs up from a prelate in a very high place: … Continue reading

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EG 268: The Spiritual Savor Of Being A People

In the next few sections, Pope Francis looks at the second of four topics within the theme of “spirit-filled evangelizers,” namely the spiritual savor of being a people. 268. The word of God also invites us to recognise that we are … Continue reading

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