Daily Archives: 2 December 2014

Synod on the Family 26: A Lack of Trust

Read the full synod document here. In this section, the bishops acknowledge many people have problems with marriage. There is a lack of trust in making commitments, and also in keeping them. It’s not unique to marriage. There are many aspects … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: O Come O Come Emmanuel

The text of this much-loved and much-expected song is derived from the Liturgy of the Hours for the final days of Advent. The “O Antiphons” are linked to the singing of the Magnificat at Evening Prayer. How did they become … Continue reading

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Reasons for the Incarnation

RNS featured Atheist Max in a recent thread. We had a brief discussion there: I still have a hard time letting a religious claim go unchallenged: “God turned into his own son to come to earth and die” Why? “Because … Continue reading

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DPPL 147: Mary’s Prayer on Easter

Alleluia, Christ is Risen! We discuss the “Ora della Madre” here: 147. According to tradition, the entire body of the Church is represented in Mary: she is the “credentium collectio universa” (Rupertus di Deutz, De glorificatione Trinitatis, VIII, 13: PL … Continue reading

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