Daily Archives: 24 June 2015

On Latin

A thread on Latin at PrayTell: dead language or what? Latin was my first foreign language in high school. A neighbor kidded that I was training for the priesthood. My dad grumbled and muttered something about the medical profession. When … Continue reading

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Worthy Women: Bonifacia Rodríguez y Castro

Bonifacia Rodríguez grew up as the daughter of a tailor in 19th century Salamanca, caring for her siblings and occasionally assisting her father with sewing. By 1865, her last surviving sibling married and Bonifacia remained with her widowed mother while making … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 6c: The Essence of Fatherhood

Love is closely identified with God in the New Testament. Saint Paul is cited, and it’s good to recall he’s not preaching on married love, but love within the community of the faithful. But even if one interprets 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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PS 87: Gloria to Homily at the Easter Vigil

You can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 87. After the readings from the Old Testament, the hymn “Gloria in excelsis” is sung, the bells are rung in accordance with local custom, … Continue reading

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Charleston Forgiveness

I was reading of the expressions of forgiveness from Emanuel AME Church, some from family members of the deceased. Were I in their place, I know that my response “should” be to forgive. How long would it take me to … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 6: Pope Benedict’s Contribution

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. In paragraph 6, four citations of the previous pope are given, starting with a criticism of the dysfunctional world economy: 6. My predecessor Benedict XVI likewise proposed “eliminating … Continue reading

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