Daily Archives: 28 December 2014

Synod on the Family 52-53: Access to Penance and Eucharist

Read the full synod document here.┬áHere come two of the three sections that did not meet with the two-thirds’ approval. Pope Francis insisted they be included in the report anyway. You can read for yourself if they are the end … Continue reading

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Riu Riu Chiu

I was looking for a version of “Riu Riu Chiu” to share that I have on vinyl from the early 80’s. Not on YouTube. Maybe someday I’ll record my own version and post it here. The “nonsense” title is thought … Continue reading

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The Non-Festive Lyrics of Christmas

I had a request from one of the group leaders this weekend to omit Edward Sears’s third verse of “It Came Upon The Midnight Clear” which sings: Yet with the woes of sin and strife, The world has suffered long; … Continue reading

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DPPL 173: Sacred Heart Images

May we say the image of the Sacred Heart is iconic? The Divine Mercy image probably competes with it for recognition among Catholics, I would say. In the earliest posts on the Sacred Heart, we discussed what a marvelous and … Continue reading

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