Daily Archives: 15 February 2015

Singing Ashes

I’ve said if there’s anything close to as overdone as the Mass of Creation its the criticism of it. I would say the same about the song that gets automatically programmed on the Wednesday before the first Sunday of Lent, … Continue reading

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More on Excellence

Excellent, so to speak, discussion on preaching. As a non-preacher with a vested interest in what gets said between the Gospel and the Creed, my hope is less imitation of either Rick Warren or Fulton Sheen, and more faithfulness and … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 34: Two Realities in Contrast

The Church cautions against parallel administrations: one for religious, and one under the bishops. 34. It would be a serious mistake to make the two realities — religious life and ecclesial structures — independent one of the other, or to … Continue reading

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DPPL 223: A Month For Saint Joseph

I don’t have a problem with designating a whole month for Saint Joseph. But March? It does seem that the overriding concern of Lent and sometimes Holy Week will overrun the foster father. Let’s read: 223. That the solemnity of … Continue reading

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