Daily Archives: 10 December 2014

Thomas Merton on Charity

Too often Christian charity is understood in an entirely superficial way, as though it were no more than gentleness, kindness, and affability. It certainly includes all these things, but it goes far beyond them. Thus Thomas Merton begins an essay … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 34: The Word of God

Read the full synod document here.┬áThe Bible is essential, say 180 out of 181 bishops: 34.┬áThe Word of God is the source of life and spirituality for the family. All pastoral work on behalf of the family must allow people … Continue reading

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DPPL 156: Pentecost

Let’s finish the DPPL’s examination of Easter piety. It is a lengthy post for one of the longest sections in the entire document. On the fiftieth day … 156. Eastertide concludes with Pentecost Sunday, the fiftieth day, and its commemoration … Continue reading

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