Daily Archives: 26 December 2014

Boxing Day

My wife asked me what “Boxing Day” is–part of the headline during the Premier League matches today on tv. NBC host Rebecca Lowe referred to the “feast of football.” I wonder how many English employers still present a “Christmas box” … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 50: Divorced, Single Catholics

Read the full synod document here. Not all divorced people are out of the good graces of the institutional Church. Community and clergy bear responsibility here: 50. Divorced people who have not remarried, who oftentimes bear witness to their promise of … Continue reading

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Curia Criticism

I notice a lot of commentary on the pope’s Christmas speech to the curia. Perhaps an unexpected piece of support was from that radical, Walter Kasper, who views Pope Francis as a “Jesuit spiritual guide”: The fundamental thing is he wants … Continue reading

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DPPL 171: Modern Sacred Heart Devotions

Readers are likely familiar with this list: 171. Devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus are numerous. Some have been explicitly approved and frequently recommended by the Apostolic See. Among these, mention should be made of the following: • personal … Continue reading

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