Daily Archives: 4 March 2015

Spurs Block Swans Ascent

After today’s 3-2 setback to Tottenham, I don’t see Swansea flying into the top third of the Premier League this season. After scratching out a win versus Burnley on Saturday, I wasn’t sure what to make of their performance today. … Continue reading

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The Slow Boat From Ghana

I scanned through the usual internet sources for furor, or even just comment, on Archbishop Palmer-Buckle’s interview touching on remarriage, Communion, gays, and polygamy. A bit of furor at Pewsitter, sure. I see Grant Gallicho picked up the story for … Continue reading

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Piero Marini Pulled From CDWDS Assignment

From PrayTell, a Rome source telling us that the post-conclave rumors were true: Pope Francis was thinking about appointing Archbishop Piero Marini to CDWDS. Why on earth would he do that? Years of loyal service to two popes Expert in … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 50: Esteem for Women Religious

In this section, more is heaped on women religious. The collaborators of bishops in parishes and other organizations certainly know the life’s witness of women in religious life. 50. Bishops, together with their collaborators in the pastoral field, and superiors, … Continue reading

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Lenten Reflections: Viriditas

Hildegard of Bingen is associated with the spiritual principle of viriditas. It came to mind as I was introduced to this quote by the English mystic Caryll Houselander: Love is most likely to spring from another’s need for us, and … Continue reading

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DPPL 240: Five Points on Images

The Church offers us five points on the theology of sacred images, so let’s consider them in turn: 240. According to the teaching of the Church, sacred images are: • iconographical transcriptions of the Gospel message, in which image and … Continue reading

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