Daily Archives: 4 July 2015

The Physician

My morning lectio continued to take me through Sirach, a book which has been partly fruitful, partly routine. I was struck by a section in chapter 38 today: My child, when you are ill, do not delay, but pray to … Continue reading

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Lionesses Third

The English World Cup team has salvaged third place in the competition north of my border. Good for the Lionesses. It was a rather meaningful game, for a third-place match. The NCAA Final Four did away with the third place … Continue reading

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Group Decisions in Freedom

Parish meetings get bogged down this past year? Consider inviting Saint Ignatius to the deliberations. Considering the day, perhaps a note on freedom, since we Americans are somewhat mindful of that on the 4th: Central to this method is the … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 8b: Fulfillment

Is the Cross difficult to behold? Do we question the why of it? St John Paul invites us to consider our worst moments. God invites us to compare these to the sacrifice of the Son on Calvary. The invitation is … Continue reading

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PS 105: Blessing Homes at Easter

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale¬† Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. 105. Where there is the custom of blessing houses in celebration of the Resurrection, this blessing is to be imparted after the Solemnity … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 17-18: A Fresh Analysis

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Chapter One’s title asks the question, “What is happening to our common home?” Forty-five paragraphs lead off promising a fresh analysis: 17. Theological and philosophical reflections on the … Continue reading

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