Daily Archives: 25 April 2015

Humanae Vitae 12: Union and Procreation

Humanae Vitae is online at the Vatican site, and the text highlighted below is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana. For skeptics on HV 11, Pope Paul offers the argument in favor of marital sexual intercourse being both unitive and … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 9bc: Forgiveness in Matthew’s Gospel

Luke 15 does not exhaust the Lord’s imagination when it comes to preaching mercy. An apostle inquires about limits. It’s a very human question. We are confronted with people who continually disappoint us. What is our stance? From another parable, … Continue reading

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Michael Peppard writes here on an upcoming conference on polarization. From his conclusion: (We) cannot fully escape these cultural forces (at least not without becoming sectarian, the so-called “Benedict Option”) … At its root, polarization is not necessarily bad. People … Continue reading

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DPPL 286a: Eschatology of Pilgrimage

286. Despite change, pilgrimage has maintained the essential traits of its spirituality throughout the ages, down to our own time. And so our tour of pilgrimage history brings us to the present age. DPPL is a significantly long section, which … Continue reading

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