Daily Archives: 26 January 2015

Priest and Scientist

I recommend the brief Crux article on people who were both priests and scientists. I suggest skipping the commentary, though. A few Jesuits were among the clergy listed, but one of my favorites was a diocesan priest: Georges Lemaître (1894-1966) The … Continue reading

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Propers Past and Future for Ordinary 3B

I think the point of good liturgy preparation is not that every element is totally aligned–as long as we have a New Testament letter read in ordinary time, this will never be the case. Nor do I think we need … Continue reading

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That Certain Dictatorship

I think many Catholics pride themselves of being absolved of relativism. But perhaps some deceive themselves. I was reading a few obits for Richard McBrien, whom I would consider to be the Carl Sagan or Neil DeGrasse Tyson of theology: … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 15: One Mission

Chapter IV of Mutuae Relationes addresses “Bishops and religious pursuing the self-same mission of the people of God.” We’ll take a bit longer than a week to review sections 15 through 23, and let the discussion unfold as we progress. But for … Continue reading

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Missing Men

It was a number of years ago I saw a University of Washington study referenced online. The researchers found that around the world women were more connected to religious practices than men. This was true across the board: more masculine-dominated … Continue reading

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DPPL 203: Litanies of the Blessed Virgin Mary

One of the longer sections in the document reviews the call and response form of prayer: 203. Litanies are to be found among the prayers to the Blessed Virgin recommended by the Magisterium. These consist in a long series of … Continue reading

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