Daily Archives: 22 February 2015

Mutuae Relationes 39: Religious Vocations

Picking up on a theme from the previous section, here the Church discusses vocations. Remember, you can check the full document online here. One team, everybody works together: 39. Pastoral commitment for vocational recruitment is to be considered a privileged … Continue reading

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Four Principles

In a thread on married priests and reform2 at dotCommonweal, commenter Jack Rakosky applied an outline from Evangelii Gaudium suggesting this is how to read Pope Francis. In Chapter IV (EG 217-237) four principles are presented in part III, The … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Wild Beasts and Angels

Your parish cleric will proclaim one of the shorter Gospel readings in the Sunday Lectionary this weekend, just four verses of Mark 1, 12-15. At Mass last night I was struck by the companions of Jesus in the desert, according … Continue reading

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DPPL 230: Feast Days

230. Both the Liturgy and popular piety attach great importance to the feast days assigned to the Saints. The “Saint’s day” is marked with numerous cultic displays, some liturgical, others deriving from popular piety. Such cultic expressions can sometimes conflict. … Continue reading

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