Daily Archives: 14 January 2015

About the Dead

A parishioner mentioned the continued killings in Nigeria, and why the Paris massacre is getting so much attention in comparison. I don’t think he buys into a numbers-is-everything sense of mourning, that somehow we dial to 1 for one person, … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 3: The Church Is A Sacrament of Christ

It’s one of the slogans of post-conciliar Catholicism: the Church is a sacrament of Christ. Think about the classic definition: a sign instituted by Christ to give grace. Section 3 draws from Lumen Gentium and other Vatican II documents to … Continue reading

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DPPL 190: Marian Months

You may be thinking May and October. But let’s not get ahead of things. Let’s read of other Christian observances (August and January), and a bit of history first: 190. With regard to the observance of “Marian months”, which is … Continue reading

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Witness, When A Work of Ego

Liam’s comment in the Dick & Max thread was worth pulling out for discussion, I thought. As a church minister, I often check things that I do against my personal needs. It might happen less often now that I’m older, … Continue reading

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