Daily Archives: 19 July 2015


I heard the chatter about putting a woman on the $10 federal reserve note. US Treasurer Rosie Rios took some heat for suggesting a woman share the bill with Alexander Hamilton. That’s not a horrid idea. It works in Australia. … Continue reading

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Anticipating Pope Francis in the US

An interesting piece in Zenit: an interview with Msgr. Guillermo Karcher, Papal Master of Ceremonies. Including this bit: However, he will also be able to “elaborate new concepts,” (he)said, beginning with “studying” the middle class, as he assured in that … Continue reading

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One of the principles of the Spiritual Exercises made it unvarnished into the Catechism (2478). It is rather an anti-principle of the internet, where often enough, the worst possible interpretation is placed on a person (they are a felon, a … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 10e: Disquiet

Let’s wrap up section 10: In the span of the fifteen years since the end of the Second Vatican Council, has this picture of tensions and threats that mark our epoch become less disquieting? It seems not. On the contrary, … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 35: Blocking Migration

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Some animals require space and movement to maintain health, to reproduce, and to exist as they were made. It is easy enough to look at a specimen of … Continue reading

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