Daily Archives: 15 November 2014

On My Bookshelf: My Real Children

What if? Many of us look back on our lives and wonder about a pivotal moment. What if we went to that school instead of this one, took this job instead of that one? Turned left instead of right? What … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 9: The Importance of Affectivity in Life

We continue with the “listening” (nos. 5-11) in the synod document. Today’s topic, and tomorrow’s, looks at affectivity in our lives. On one hand, self-knowledge is a good thing, if it is harnessed for the good of others. I suppose … Continue reading

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DPPL 127: Veneration of the Crucified Christ

This and the following two sections discuss piety and the crucifix. The Good Friday veneration at liturgy isn’t Lenten, of course. But the practice of regarding the image of Jesus on the cross is longstanding, and not only during the … Continue reading

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