Daily Archives: 18 May 2015

Humanae Vitae 25b: Recourse to God

Humanae Vitae is online at the Vatican site, and the text highlighted below is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana. The other sacraments provide grace; we should expect it: For this reason husbands and wives should take up the burden … Continue reading

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Communion for Infants

Kimberly Hope Belcher offers “5 quick pastoral reasons” for infant Communion. Pastoral is fine. But her points are not without theological merit. The Scholastic/Tridentine heritage of sacramental theology has a pelagian problem. Infant communion will help rid us of heresy. Dr Belcher … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Spiritual Direction

CNS had a feature with a hodgepodge of Pope Francis answering questions, but his comments on spiritual direction caught my attention: In the other diocese I had, I always asked the sisters who came to me asking advice, ‘But tell … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 25: Conclusion

Now we arrive at the end of the document proclaiming the Jubilee Year. Have any of you held back observations until now? Feel free to share them. 25. I present, therefore, this Extraordinary Jubilee Year dedicated to living out in … Continue reading

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PS 27: Holy Week

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Moving into the final days of Lent, we remember the events of the Paschal Mystery, beginning with the last Sunday in Lent: 27. … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Deep Space

Govert Schilling has assembled a few hundred pages of astronomy eye candy here. Pretty pictures have inspired people to get interested in astronomy for centuries. And these days, the images are prettier than ever. One comment I’ve heard is that … Continue reading

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