Daily Archives: 24 December 2014

Christmas Vindication, Sorrow, and a Symphony

Not many parishes adopt the Christmas Vigil readings these days. Perhaps that long genealogy is considered child-unfriendly material. The annunciation to Joseph, wonderful as that optional shorter portion may be, seems out of place. Get on with the baby Jesus … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 48-49: Issues of Validity, Nullity

You can read the full synod document here.┬áToday, let’s cover two paragraphs that garnered significant dissent, then resume after Christmas Day. First, a summary of fact–what the bishops were talking about during and before the synod on declarations of nullity: … Continue reading

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DPPL 170: Saints and the Sacred Heart

The Sacred Heart moderated the excess of Jansenism, as the Church lurched through the Tridentine period: 170. In the modern period devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus underwent new developments. At a time when Jansenism proclaimed the rigors of … Continue reading

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