Daily Archives: 7 May 2015

Humanae Vitae 19: Pastoral Directives

Humanae Vitae is online at the Vatican site, and the text highlighted below is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana. With today’s post, we leave behind the theology, and turn to “pastoral directives.” In these final thirteen sections, Pope Paul … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: To Bless Or Not To Bless?

I’m pretty sure we’ve covered this topic in previous years. A parishioner sent me this missive, advocating for “sensitivity” on what is a troubling day for a few women. No doubt, some people feel excluded by certain blessings their church … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 17cd: Confession

Some words on one of Pope Francis’ favorite sacraments, an initiative we’ve seen in many dioceses around the world: The initiative of “24 Hours for the Lord,” to be celebrated on the Friday and Saturday preceding the Fourth Week of … Continue reading

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PS 6: The Season of Lent

Remember, you can check the full document on this site, among many others on the internet. A brief citation from the Ceremonial of Bishops introduces this chapter (PS 6-26) on Lent: 6. “The annual Lenten season is the fitting time … Continue reading

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