Daily Archives: 8 November 2014

Synod on the Family 2: A Much-Needed School

We’ll continue with the introduction (1-4) of the “Relatio Synodi” of last month’s bishops’ meeting in Rome. You can read the full document here. 2. Within the family are joys and trials, deep love and relationships which, at times, can be wounded. The … Continue reading

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A rather impressive sight, would you say? I’d love to visit sometime. This cathedral church for the Diocese of Rome is part of the focus for Sunday’s liturgy. For the last of several times this year, a solemnity replaces an … Continue reading

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Promotions, Demotions, and Prudence

Ines San Martin at Crux reports on the “Demotion.” The commentary from various sources can be interesting, and is certainly illustrative. For Cardinal Burke’s fandom, it’s something of a live-by-the-sword, die-by-the-sword thing. Or like applause in church. One openly cheers … Continue reading

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Early EPL

With no pressing duties on the church front till the afternoon, I get to enjoy some compelling English football this morning. Liverpool make a game effort against Chelsea, but come up short. The difference between these teams seems so small, … Continue reading

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DPPL 120: The Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord

Let’s skip ahead from the Baptism of the Lord to the final Christmas story … 120. Until 1969, the ancient feast of the presentation of Our Lord (Among the Byzantines, this feast is centred on the Hypapante, or the Lord’s … Continue reading

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