Daily Archives: 1 May 2015

Humanae Vitae 16: Recourse to Infertile Periods

Humanae Vitae is online at the Vatican site, and the text highlighted below is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Previous discussion here (and elsewhere) has centered on the liceity of preventing conception in any circumstances. Is the Church inconsistent? … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 14: Pilgrimage

We encounter a traditional practice in section 14: 14. The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the … Continue reading

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Personal Feast Day(s)

Some people have options for celebrating their names saints. I suppose I have three: March 19th, the Sunday after Christmas, and today, the observance of Joseph the worker. It’s a wider choice for those named Mary in Christendom: with all … Continue reading

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DPPL 286g: The Dimension of Communion and the Pilgrimage

How to put this? … The pilgrim is not alone. Dimension of communion. The pilgrim who journeys to a shrine is in a communion of faith and charity not only with those who accompany him on the “sacred journey” (cf … Continue reading

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