Daily Archives: 8 February 2015

Against Some Rigor

A petition is up to persuade Pope Francis to hold the line on, among other things, the excommunication of Catholics who have remarried after a divorce. InĀ part, it reads: Your Holiness, in light of the information published on the last … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 27: Poverty and Service to the Poor

One of the three pillars of religious life is poverty. Here the Church reminds religious communities of the importance of that in context of the other evangelical counsels. The aim is a life of Christian perfection. We don’t achieve perfection … Continue reading

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Propers Past and Future for Ordinary 5B

A year ago in cycle A, the GospelĀ narrative follows up last Sunday’s Beatitudes with Matthew 5:13-16–the Lord’s sayings on salt and light. It’s a rather people-focused reading, urging the disciples to live virtuously (presumably according to the values outlined in … Continue reading

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DPPL 216: Guardians

Believers have adopted angels as patrons of cities and religious sites, as well as inspiration for music. And art, I suppose: 216. Down through the centuries, the faithful have translated into various devotional exercises the teaching of the faith in … Continue reading

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