Daily Archives: 22 June 2015

Praying About It … Or Something

When I received an offer Friday to join a parish staff, I did what many church people do: I asked for the weekend to pray about it. I hung up the phone and pondered many options. Taking a few hours … Continue reading

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Worthy Women: Chiara Offreduccio

Do you recognize the name? This worthy saint is better known for the town in which her father’s palatial estate was located. And while she is often paired with a man named Francis, this woman was a force to be … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 6a: Elder Sibling and the Father

In DiM 6, Saint John Paul offers a reflection on a “Particular Concentration on Human Dignity.” We continue to delve deeply into the fifteenth chapter of Luke’s Gospel. By studying the depths of the alienation of the lost son, we … Continue reading

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PS 85: Easter Vigil Readings

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 85. The readings from Sacred Scripture constitute the second part of the Vigil. They give an account of the outstanding deeds of the … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 4: Paul VI’s Concerns

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. LS 3 reminds us that the universal concerns of humankind are of great concern to Catholicism and to its pope. In this paragraph, we are reminded of Pope … Continue reading

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