Daily Archives: 29 June 2015

Tales From The Money Pit

I never liked the Tom Hanks/Shelley Long farce. Even before I bought my first house. I don’t like when misfortune piles up on the unsuspecting. I thought today was going to be a simple day. Long day, but simple. Took … Continue reading

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Palliumania, Part 1

Today’s feast of Peter and Paul is a big thing in Rome. And for the world’s newest archbishops. There’s a change in procedure on the docket for this year. The pallium, that woolen badge of an archbishop’s office, was blessed in … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 7c: The Fullness of Mercy

Encountering the Lord in the Garden of Olives, accompanying him before the Sanhedrin and Pilate, and standing before the Cross is more than a reenactment of history. It’s not a you-are-there moment. That is why the attraction to the gruesome … Continue reading

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PS 97-98: Easter Day

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. We’re now done with considerations of the Easter Vigil (PS 77-96), so we turn out attention to the next morning: 97. Mass is … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 12: A Magnificent Book

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. 12. What is more, Saint Francis, faithful to Scripture, invites us to see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a … Continue reading

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