Daily Archives: 16 January 2015

Open Friday: Sacrifices

100 comments and growing. Sheesh. The latest from our friend Dick: No more sacrifices are required. To a degree, this is right. But the essence of Christianity is the imitation of Christ. And imitating the Lord involves embracing the notion … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 5: Communion

Chapter II (MR 5-9) explores “the ministry of the bishops within organic ecclesial communion.” The full document is online here. The communion proper to the People of God and its excellence 5. Organic communion among the members of the Church … Continue reading

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Hadestown

About every five years I run across music that rockets to the top of my favorite list. I listened to the first song from Ana├»s Mitchell‘s folk opera Hadestown on YouTube. Then I paused and ordered the full cd online. … Continue reading

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Cardinals, For What?

Much discussion online and elsewhere about the Church’s new crop of cardinals. Pope Francis has suggested a new tone, if not redefined the role: The cardinalship does not imply promotion; it is neither an honor nor a decoration; it is … Continue reading

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DPPL 192-193: Prayerfully Hearing the Word of God

Two in one today. First, a brief section under the heading of “Pious Exercises Recommended by the Magisterium.” Let’s read a bit: 192. This is not the place to reproduce the list of Marian exercises approved by the Magisterium. Some, … Continue reading

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