Daily Archives: 1 July 2015

Some Elaboration on “A Particular Fruitfulness”

The instrumentum laboris of the Fall’s Rome synod is out in English here. You won’t see a section-by-section treatment on this site. The final result of the family synod is likely to be far different from the plan the Church … Continue reading

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Show of hands: how many readers are familiar with the colloquy from Ignatian spirituality. There’s a brief description here from John Veltri’s fine book Orientations. I used to find this difficult. My first spiritual director worked through some of this … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 7e: Mercy Open To All

God has intended from the start that the invitation to grace and mercy is universal. Individuals may have been called, and certainly a single nation joined in a covenant with God. Good Friday expands not only the Covenant with Israel, … Continue reading

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PS 100-101: Fifty Days of Easter

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 100. The celebration of Easter is prolonged throughout the Easter season. The fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday are celebrated as … Continue reading

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Western Double

Remember to check the close pairing of Venus and Jupiter in the sky, especially tonight. In real space, they are separated by about a half-billion miles. But if you hold your thumb at arm’s length, they will be closer than … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 14: An Inclusive Conversation

Remember, the encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. After thanking people who do work on behalf of the planet, Pope Francis insists more people can be drawn into the conversation: 14. I urgently appeal, then, … Continue reading

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