Daily Archives: 16 December 2014

More Thoughts On Women Religious

Conservative Catholic sites and blogs have been largely mute on today’s final report on women religious in the US. I take that as a good sign. I think it is time for this particular battleground to be closed. Hopefully for … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 40: The Early Years of Marriage

Read the full synod document here. I was heartened to see the synod bishops address the need for “Accompanying the Married Couple in the Initial Years of Marriage.” It’s not a new notion. St John Paul was all over it … Continue reading

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The Report

One report is complete. Text here. As was widely expected, the original intent of Cardinal Franc Rodé is missing. His “important representative of the U.S. Church” was concerned in 2008 about “some irregularities or omissions in American religious life.” My … Continue reading

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DPPL 162: Corpus Christi Procession

Making a way, a pilgrimage, immediately after Mass has a European history: 162. The Corpus Christi procession represents the typical form of an Eucharistic procession. It is a prolongation of the celebration of the Eucharist: immediately after Mass, the Sacred … Continue reading

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