Daily Archives: 2 September 2014

Adoption The Issue, Not The Tool

I’ve already posted my disappointment that the only mention of adoption in the Instrumentum Laboris for next month’s synod is in connection with same-sex couples. Until I see more discussion and interest in discussing adoption as its own issue, I … Continue reading

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He Said, She Said, Another Chapter

At RNS, David Gibson reports on a piece in L’Osservatore Romano (English page here, but nothing on the story there, yet) in which Cardinal Gerhard Müller defends himself on the continuing struggle between prelates and women religious. From the CDF head: … Continue reading

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DPPL 44: The Contemporary Period

The DPPL defines the “Contemporary Period” as post-1800: 44. Following the French revolution with its objective of eradicating the Christian faith and its overt hostility to Christian worship, the nineteenth century witnessed a important liturgical revival. Certainly, the French Revolution … Continue reading

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Aparecida 72 – Farming

In a short paragraph on farming, 72, the bishops emphasize the poverty of small farmers which is exacerbated by the inequity in the distribution of land. Most small farmers suffer from poverty, made worse by the fact that they do … Continue reading

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