Daily Archives: 19 December 2014

Open Friday: Lights, Archery, Biblical Literalism, and Your Stuff

I don’t have a Twitter feed–at least not one I use for personal stuff. So I have little patience for those small microblogs called tweets. But maybe I can use these open threads (Friday, maybe–my day off usually–when I can … Continue reading

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The Lies of Christmas

My wife and I have been watching Christmas movies this week. I’m struck with how many plots are driven by a lie. Or falsehood, or fib, or what-have-you if you want to whitewash it. I’m not talking about Virginia, mind … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 43: Seeking A Constructive Response

You can read the full synod document here.¬†Today might be a good day to review it, as we have one of the shortest paragraphs shared by the synod bishops: 43.¬†All these situations require a constructive response, seeking to transform them … Continue reading

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Another World Cup

Casual soccer football fans know there’s a World Cup for national teams. There’s also a world championship for club teams. Any mash-ups of Pope Francis and soccer football fans out there? Then your task is to root against Real Madrid … Continue reading

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DPPL 165: Forms of Adoration

With this section, we wrap up Church directives on adoration in this document. A reminder of the three basic forms: a simple visit, extended adoration, or perpetual adoration. 165. In adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, which can take different forms, … Continue reading

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