Daily Archives: 13 March 2015

Reconciliation Lectionary: Jeremiah 2:1-13

Through the prophet, God offers a memory of love and tenderness. If we think about that groom and bridge imagery, those forty years in the desert were, literally, a hell of a honeymoon. I heard it preached once that maybe … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 60-61: Cooperation Beyond the Diocese

You can check the full document online here. But today we move to consider Church directives “On the national, regional and ritual level.” Section 60 reminds us of the cooperation among bishops on different levels: 60. In episcopal conferences of a … Continue reading

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Francis on Benedict

Perhaps somewhere there is a quote from the man of Assisi about the man of Nursia. But this is from the recent Mexican interview with the present-day Pope Francis. Speaking of his predecessor’s resignation: I think that what Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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DPPL 247c: The Anthropology of Processions

From a purely human viewpoint, we walk together as social beings. While we walk, certain human conditions exist. While we might aspire to wholly spiritual higher realms, God has made us social beings, and so communicates to us through these … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: First Penitents Only?

I noticed at PrayTell a thread on First Confessions and how people do it, hopefully differently from one example given in the in-box there. The correspondent reports one First Penance liturgy being kid-sinners only–no family members. Sit in the purple … Continue reading

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