Daily Archives: 27 November 2014

Synod on the Family 21: Permanent and Joyful Marriage

Read the full synod document here,┬áif you wish. Today’s paragraph begins a brief section affirming “The Indissolubility of Marriage and the Joy of Sharing Life Together.” So marriage is permanent and joyful. It certainly looks like that on most wedding … Continue reading

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DPPL 141: Holy Thursday’s Altar of Repose

The main expression of popular piety on the first night of the Triduum occurs after the evening Mass. According to the CDWDS, that altar shouldn’t be set up unless Good Friday liturgy will follow the next day: 141. Popular piety … Continue reading

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Merton and Gratitude

Not being a Jesuit, I can stray afield from Ignatian spirituality somewhat at will. I find I often return to that kindred restless spirit, Thomas Merton, for the occasional bit of guidance. Today marks the American secular holiday dedicated to … Continue reading

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