Daily Archives: 12 April 2015

Face of Mercy

The introductory document for the Jubilee of Mercy is up here at the Vatican site. We will be devoting some time to this piece … eventually. I’m finding little time to write these days. Just in a cursory reading, a few … Continue reading

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Humanae Vitae 4: Interpreting the Moral Law

Humanae Vitae is online at the Vatican site, and the text highlighted below is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Pope Paul acknowledges that church teaching prior to 1968 is now/was then insufficient to address the questions summarized in HV3. I … Continue reading

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DPPL 272-273: Sacramentals

These two sections are titled “Sacramentals,” but mainly we are concerned with blessings: 272. From earliest times, the Church is familiar with the practice of blessing people, places, food, and other objects. In our times, the custom of blessings presents some … Continue reading

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