Daily Archives: 28 February 2015

Lenten Reflections: The Bookends of Sleep

Often I reference John Veltri’s work Orientations. My very first spiritual director shared the book with me over thirty years ago. I long ago misplaced my copy, and so was glad to find it online. One piece I have struggled … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 46: Bishop as Supervisor and Mediator

If MR 45 touted mutual respect as an important virtue, this section suggests bishops have a responsibility to “safeguard” how a religious lives in his diocese. This assumes every bishop is well-acquainted with the charisms and apostolate of each community … Continue reading

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DPPL 236: Defining A Relic

First, let’s define relic: 236. The Second Vatican Council recalls that “the Saints have been traditionally honored in the Church, and their authentic relics and images held in veneration”( SC 111; Cf The Council Of┬áTrent, Decretum de invocatione, veneratione et … Continue reading

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