Daily Archives: 12 March 2015

Lenten Reflections: Slow Work

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is one of my heroes. Not a saint. (Not yet.) But a Jesuit and a scientist. Lent can be a slow work, testing our patience. Especially for those aspiring to virtue among us, it can seem … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 59: Religious in Associations

Here the Church discusses local organizations of religious. The Church lauds communication and cooperation, acknowledging that these organizations are not fusions of communities, but convenient associations. Such groups do not infringe upon nor usurp the proper authority of either religious … Continue reading

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DPPL 247b: The Liturgical Aspect of Processions

Processions are also liturgical, in that they involve expressions of public ritual and involve elements of the Church as an ordered and hierarchical society. Let’s read: From a liturgical point of view, processions, even those of a popular tenor, should … Continue reading

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