Daily Archives: 23 November 2014

Quiet Week

Amazingly, not every student has departed for home. Iowa State gives a whole week bracketed by two weekends for Thanksgiving vacation. When I was in college, we got four days. Nine seems nice. Still, the student center was largely abandoned … Continue reading

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Tough Reading For Elder Siblings

In the era of Pope Francis, this bit from today’s first reading hits hard: The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal, but the sleek … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 17: The Family in the Church’s Documents

Read the synod document here. With this section and the three that follow, the synod bishops review the basics in church documents with regard to the family. They start with Vatican II, and what is to be made of that? … Continue reading

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DPPL 136-137: Mother of Sorrows

Let’s conclude our look at popular piety for the season of Lent with an examination of the devotion to the Mother of Sorrows, or as the document presents it, “The Via Matris.” 136. As Christ and Our Lady of Dolors were … Continue reading

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