Daily Archives: 5 February 2015

Reconciliation Lectionary: Isaiah 59:1-4, 9-15

At number 120 in the Rite of Penance, the prophet Isaiah offers up a two-part reading. First, sizzling condemnation of a bleak system of injustice. And second, a powerful examination of conscience in the consolation portion of the book of Isaiah. The message … Continue reading

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Propers Past and Future for Ordinary 4B

This past weekend, an extract from a long psalm served as the entrance antiphon. The 106th is an interesting choice (as the conclusion of a community lament) to yoke to the 122nd, a psalm for the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Entrance Antiphon … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 24: Introducing Formation

Chapter V addresses the formative aspect of the relationship between bishops and religious. We begin with a brief unnumbered introduction: The Roman Pontiff and the bishops carry out in the Church the supreme role of authentic Teachers and Sanctifiers of the … Continue reading

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DPPL 213: Holy Angels

At this point in chapter six, we commence a tour of various persons who attract devotion as role models, and individuals of persuasion, so we think, at the throne of  God. The next five numbered sections take a look at angels. Let’s begin … Continue reading

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