Daily Archives: 21 October 2014


Archbishop Chaput doubles down on rigorism. From David Gibson’s RNS report: “I was very disturbed by what happened” at the synod, Chaput said. “I think confusion is of the devil, and I think the public image that came across was … Continue reading

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The Synod Fathers Speak 4: “Light of a Wedding Story”

For reference, the so-called “short” document is online is here, in English. *** There is also the evening light behind the windowpanes in the houses of the cities, in modest residences of suburbs and villages, and even in mere shacks, which … Continue reading

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Taking a break from English football to follow the World Series. I was on retreat, silently, earlier this summer. The Royals didn’t lose during the days I was incommunicado with the world, and were in first place for something like … Continue reading

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Free Speech Is The Earthquake

David Gibson on the synod: Amid all the lobbying and armchair analysis, it’s important to step back and realize that in the three decades before Francis was elected pope, bishops, priests and theologians could have been investigated, censured, silenced or … Continue reading

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Aparecida 87 – Ice Fields

I was surprised to find the bishops writing about ice fields. But both Chile and Argentina have recognized claims on parts of Antartica, as well as some disputed claims. Their concerns about shrinking ice fields, which they relate to global … Continue reading

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DPPL 101: The Blessed Virgin Mary and Advent

The mother of Jesus features prominently in the liturgies of Advent. Also in the popular imagination. 101. The Liturgy frequently celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary in an exemplary way during the season of Advent(Cf. Paul VI, Marialis Cultus 4). It recalls … Continue reading

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