Daily Archives: 2 June 2015


John Romeri’s situation in Philadelphia, briefly commented here, gets rehashed again and again. If I were in John’s shoes, it would be time to say, “Enough, already.” Followed by “No flippin’ comment.” I have little more to say about the … Continue reading

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Unconditional Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the hallmark qualities of Ignatian spirituality. It is a virtue which does not come easily for me. I had to consciously cultivate it in my early years as a pastoral minister. I learned to say “thank … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 2d: The Father of Mercies

Pope John Paul II believed people were turning to God in the midst of the challenges and alienation of the last century. The truth, revealed in Christ, about God the “Father of mercies,”(2 Cor. 1:3) enables us to “see” Him … Continue reading

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PS 48-49: Preparing Holy Thursday

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Sections 48 and 49 describe necessary preparations for Thursday’s Mass. Altar bread first: 48. The tabernacle should be completely empty before the celebration. … Continue reading

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