Daily Archives: 15 December 2014

Money: Fr Frank’s Banana Peel?

A conflation of two headlines … First, Fr Frank Pavone is on the hot seat with his fourth bishop. Second, Pope Francis raises concern with his banana peel statement: And sometimes, I confess something to you, when I have seen … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 39: Guiding Engaged Couples

Read the full synod document here. For the rest of the document, the bishops address particular situations for couples. Only one paragraph addresses the formation of engaged couples for marriage: 39. The complex social reality and the changes affecting the family today … Continue reading

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DPPL 161: Two Principles

Two things root authentic Eucharistic piety: the Paschal Mystery and the liturgy. We covered this point on this site years ago in this series. 161. Eucharistic devotion, which is so deeply rooted in the Christian faithful, must integrate two basic … Continue reading

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