Daily Archives: 9 August 2014

Aparecida 61 – The Economic Dimension of Globalization

The bishops recognize in paragraph 61 that globalization is multi-faceted, but its economic dimension is the most apparent. They also note that globalization should not be either totally dismissed or totally embraced; careful and nuanced analysis is needed. Globalization is … Continue reading

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DPPL 20: Sacred Times

In DPPL 19, the Church speaks of sacred places. A brief word on time: 20. The rhythm associated with the change from day to night, from one month to another, or of the seasons is often associated with various forms … Continue reading

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Shift To Beatitudes

Hey! That Pope Francis snitched my idea! Truth be told, he just expanded on it. dotCommonweal’s David Cloutier reflected on it a but more deeply: While this teaching is likely to get far less press that his statements on hot-button … Continue reading

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EG 275: The Mysterious Working Of The Risen Christ And His Spirit

Pope Francis, in¬†Evangelii Gaudium, looks at the third topic (EG 275-280)¬†within his fifth and final chapter on Spirit-filled evangelizers, “The mysterious working of the risen Christ and his Spirit.” He strongly condemns the pessimism of our age as a denial … Continue reading

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