Daily Archives: 20 November 2014


I have seen some, but few monstrances that did not have the sunburst design. One of the art projects my parish will be tackling sometime in the next year is commissioning an artist to craft a new monstrance. One of … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 14: The Lord’s Witness To The Original Plan

Jesus offers a witness in the Gospels, and it is demanding. More demanding than the Old Testament. Read the full document here. 14. Jesus himself, referring to the original plan of the human couple, reaffirms the indissoluble union between a man … Continue reading

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Cardinal O’Malley Clarifies

The Boston Pilot featured a bit more on Sunday’s airing of 60 Minutes, mainly some background explanation from the archbishop himself. I notice he didn’t back down: The situation in the Diocese of St. Joseph-Kansas City is a painful one; we … Continue reading

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DPPL 132: The Way Is a Synthesis

The CDWDS reminds us the Way of the Cross is a collection of various elements: Holy Land pilgrimage, local processions, and the Passion narrative, including the Lord’s encounters on the way to his death. 132. The Via Crucis is a … Continue reading

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