Daily Archives: 23 January 2015

On The Shore

Frequent commenter and friend Jimmy Mac forwarded me a letter to the editor of The Tablet. From Peter Stanford, it read, in part: We were so relieved when our local parish priest agreed that my dad could have a Catholic … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 12: Signs of a Genuine Charism

How can a religious community’s charism be discerned? The bishops offer some guidelines in this section. Some signs of a genuine “charism” 12. Every authentic charism implies a certain element of genuine originality and of special initiative for the spiritual … Continue reading

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I noticed the Republicans pulled their abortion bill during this week’s March For Life activities. I scanned through a few headlines at Pewsitter and the usual red-blood sites. Republicans Surrender to Infanticide Not quite. The pro-life politicos do the cause … Continue reading

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DPPL 200: Assigning and Substituting Mysteries

There are weekdays associated with various mysteries, as many Catholics know: 200. Those who recite a third of the Rosary sometimes assign the various mysteries to particular days: joyful (Monday and Thursday), sorrowful (Tuesday and Friday), glorious (Wednesday, Saturday and … Continue reading

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