Daily Archives: 11 August 2014

Aparecida 62 – Globalization and Inequalitites

In paragraph 62 the bishops continue their strong critique of globalization in its economic aspects. Pope Francis, who was responsible for chairing the committee that wrote the final version of the Aparecida document, has been criticized for his critique of … Continue reading

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DPPL 22: Liturgy and Popular Piety Throughout the Centuries

Time to check our roadmap. The¬†DPPL is divided into two parts. History (DPPL 22-59), the magisterium (60-75), and theology (76-92) are addressed in part one (22-92). Those three chapters will occupy our attention on this blog for the next two … Continue reading

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LCWR Meets Tomorrow

Leaders of American women religious meet in Nashville starting tomorrow. The five day conference will include private meetings with Archbishop Sartain the prelate designated¬†by Rome to get results. NCRep summarizes here. There seems to be a tired and pessimistic note … Continue reading

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Bishops On Retreat

The farthest I’ve ever traveled to go on retreat was about 2,000 miles. For the Spiritual Life Institute, it was either there or Nova Scotia, about a thousand miles in another direction. Every other time, it’s within a day’s drive … Continue reading

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EG 277: Struggle, But No Excuses

Pope Francis,in Evangelii Gaudium, acknowledges that workers can be discouraged and even get dismayed as new problems surface to thwart the Gospel of Jesus. Watchfulness is needed: do we pause longer than needful because of circumstances beyond our control? 277. … Continue reading

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