Daily Archives: 16 September 2014

Aparecida 77 – More On Corruption

Paragraph 70 treated corruption in the context of economics. In paragraph 77, the context is the political. The bishops note how corruption has affected all branches of the government: A major negative factor observable in much of the region is … Continue reading

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From Supreme to Honorary

Tweet-whispered a few hours ago, Sandro Magister reports Cardinal Burke’s career arc is about to descend to a small island in the middle of the Mediterranean. More specifically, to a “patronage” of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. If confirmed, … Continue reading

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Praying From A Psalter

With desire and longing on my mind in my own spiritual journey, I turn to the psalms these days, especially psalms of longing. Psalm 62 I chose for a staff meeting this morning, which included: Wait, my soul, silent for … Continue reading

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DPPL 60: Liturgy and Popular Piety in the Church’s Magisterium

In sections 60 through 75, we will review what popes and bishops have said and taught on this topic since Vatican II. This outline may be helpful: The Values in Popular Piety (61-64) Deviations in Popular Piety (65-66) The Subject … Continue reading

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Aiming For Discipline, Not Doctrine

John Allen at Crux continues his pre-synod features on the family and related issues. I see the stories and mostly opinion pieces on that new site, including today’s projected compromise. Tackling the unforgiveable sin, remarriage after a divorce, this will … Continue reading

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