Daily Archives: 5 December 2014

Synod on the Family 29: The Urgency of Evangelization

Part III will take us to paragraph 61. The synod bishops (Read the full synod document here) have devoted the last half of the report on “Facing the Situation: Pastoral Perspectives.” A full third of this final part will address the … Continue reading

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Natural Consequences

The WaPo notes the waves of ridicule descending on the US from the paragons of 21st century justice Russia, China, Egypt, etc.. Is it time for governments to withdraw totally from finger-wagging? The world is full of hypocrisy. Consistent justice … Continue reading

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Another Father Scrooge

The War on Christmas seems to sprout up every year in a homily at a school Mass somewhere. The Daily Mail reports on one of this year’s priests, Dennis Higgins, has parents in an uproar over consigning Father Christmas (imaged in … Continue reading

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DPPL 151: The Mother of the Risen Christ

This section speaks of a devotion I have not seen. Anyone familiar with a distribution of flowers accompanying the crowning of the image of Our LAdy of Sorrows? 151. At the conclusion of the Easter Vigil, or following the Second … Continue reading

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