Daily Archives: 16 August 2014

On My Bookshelf: Radical Hospitality

Lonni Collins Pratt and Fr. Daniel Homan, a Benedictine monk collaborated on the fine book Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love. One of my parishioners recommended it to me months ago, and it finally made it to my bookshelf last … Continue reading

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DPPL 24: The Fourth Century Brings Change

Continuing our look at piety in Christian antiquity, we come to the acceptance of the Church in the Roman Empire. Was this the beginning of inculturation? The CDWDS thinks so: 24. In the fourth century, given the new politico-social situation … Continue reading

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Theologian Pokes At Bishops

I haven’t been following the news bits on the LCWR assembly in Nashville. But I did notice that Professor Elizabeth Johnson’s two significant pokes at the US bishops. In one instance, reading comprehension isn’t even an issue. The guys simply … Continue reading

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Aparacida 66 – Financial Institutions and the Environment

In paragraph 66, the bishops start with an analysis of the growing power of transnational financial institutions and companies to the detriment of the governments in Latin America. Thus development programs are at risk. Financial institutions and transnational companies are … Continue reading

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Swans Soar

The young miss remained in bed today. Rough first week of school, if only two days. Rough match, too, for her number one overseas side. Wilfried Bony didn’t get either goal today, but he was huge–literally–in the figuring of each … Continue reading

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EG 284: The Mother of Evangelization

The Holy Father offers a final theme in Evangelii Gaudium, “Mary, Mother of Evangelization.” This section and the following four will bring us to a conclusion. What is Pope Francis’ idea here? Drawing traditional Marian-minded Catholics into the evangelization orbit? Expressing the … Continue reading

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