Daily Archives: 23 June 2015

Worthy Women: Germaine Ribière

Germaine Ribière was about 23 in 1940, when Germany speedily defeated the French army. In the wake, General Petatin assumed leadership over the Vichy government. He won the loyalty of many French Catholics, including Church leaders, by restoring many historical … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 6b: Fidelity

DiM 6 will have us continue St John Paul’s meditation on the Prodigal Son, but with a special focus on human dignity. In the second paragraph of this section, we look at the faithfulness of the father to his son. … Continue reading

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PS 86: Prayers, Instruction, and Psalms May Enhance the Easter Vigil Readings

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Some comments from Rome on the Liturgy of the Word at the Easter Vigil: 86. The typological import of the Old Testament texts … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 5: John Paul II’s Concerns

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Pope John Paul II did not shy away from the issue.  Indeed, he addressed it from the very beginning of his universal ministry: 5. Saint John Paul II … Continue reading

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