Daily Archives: 15 July 2015

Swans in Germany

Swans began their preseason practice games in Germany with a 1-1 result. It was interesting to see Premier League football for the first time in … well, just under two months. I guess that’s not a long time. The EPL … Continue reading

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The Future

I see the Anchoress has assembled a symposium on the question of the Future of Catholicism. I read Sherry Weddell’s contribution, because I think she has a bead on the biggest need, worldwide, on the future of Catholicism. I also … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 10a: An Image of Our Generation

Chapter VI cites the Magnficat and explores a “Mercy … from Generation to Generation.” Section 10, “An Image of Our Generation” reminds us that Mary’s canticle of praise continues to resound to the present day, be that 2015, or 1980 … Continue reading

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Wonder and Gratitude

I recommend the book The Ignatian Spirituality Reader. A friend loaned it to me last summer when I was on retreat and at Creighton studies. From it, here’s a brief summary of the six characteristics of Ignatian spirituality, courtesy of … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 30: Water, A Basic Human Right

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Pope Francis throws down the gauntlet: water is not for possession. It is a basic human right. 30. Even as the quality of available water is constantly diminishing, … Continue reading

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Minus Decades

Looking back on a bit of personal history. Ten years ago this month on this site. A kitchen remodeling at our last house. Some nice vacation time. I wasn’t posting on church documents every day, but Vatican II here had … Continue reading

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