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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