Daily Archives: 6 November 2014

Synod 14 Report

Over the next several weeks, we’ll examine in detail the “Relatio Synodi” of last month’s Synod of Bishops. The title of the document is “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” The full document is available here. … Continue reading

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DPPL 118: Epiphany

Even with the transfer of Epiphany to the Sunday after the first day of the year, the feast’s western observance pales in comparison to the East or to western Christmas. Six forms of popular piety are mentioned in today’s section. … Continue reading

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Aparecida 34-87 – The Problem of Globalization

In paragraphs 34-87 the bishops have analyzed the situation of Latin America and the Caribbean largely in terms of the problems and prospects of globalization. Virgilio Elizondo in America in January 2008, wrote: “Globalization became a prism for the deliberations … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Isaiah 65:17-19

My parish’s bereavement team hosts an annual liturgy and dinner for people who are mourning the loss of a loved one or friend. One of the readings they use strikes me as appropriate for a funeral. This is not one of … Continue reading

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