Daily Archives: 14 November 2014

Synod on the Family 8: A Litany of Challenges

This section, with just one negative vote among the 180 counted (the most bishops weighing in so far) can be depressing. Remember, Americans, it is a list compiled from input around the world. While we might recognize some of our … Continue reading

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Deeper Hospitality

One of the struggles of most parishes–mine certainly included–is how to “do” hospitality. Years before I arrived, “ushers” and “greeters” were “replaced” with HM’s, hospitality ministers. The implication is that they do more than greet and ush. In principle, they … Continue reading

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DPPL 126: A Harmony of Lenten Piety and Liturgy

I think this paragraph has a bead on good Lent, noting that quite often Lenten practices of piety harmonize with where the liturgy might be nudging believers. 126. The existing divergence between the liturgical idea of Lent and the outlook … Continue reading

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