Daily Archives: 3 March 2015

Gregory of Narek

Pope Francis named an unfamiliar (to me) saint of Armenia as a Doctor of the Church. Gregory of Narek was a multi-talented man who devoted his life to God as a monk. Three talents brought a smile to me: he was … Continue reading

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A Dissent Against A Bishop

Rocco whispered the news of San Diego’s new bishop some hours before it became official. Robert McElroy has five academic degrees. Most recently he has been an auxiliary bishop and a parish pastor. Brief profile here, where he has written in … Continue reading

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Katharine Drexel, Sixty Years Into Eternal Life

Philadelphians, Americans, Catholics can celebrate today. We did here in the Worthy Women series. Rocco tweeted this link which contains a few stories from the front in the fight against racism: (She) displayed a hard-headed pragmatism when dealing with local … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 49: Women Religious

Forty-nine sections in, we get a specific message about and to women religious. Remember, you can check the full document online here. 49. In the vast pastoral field of the Church, a new and very important place has been accorded … Continue reading

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DPPL 239: Venerating Images And Guidance

My sense is that veneration of images is largely a phenomenon for outside of liturgy. Images are often in homes and personal places, not just churches. 239. The veneration of sacred images, whether paintings, statues, bas reliefs or other representations, … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Praying One Word At A Time

A retired priest in my city has been in failing health for several months. I knew Father Patrick Geary almost twenty years ago when he was one of the archdiocese’s senior pastors in another city where we served in adjacent … Continue reading

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