Daily Archives: 21 July 2015


When I’ve moved to a new place, I have a small checklist of things to do. By the end of next week, I’ll be starting mine. Assuming all the utilities are turned on, and all the essentials get done, here’s what … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 11bc: Violence Against People

This is not just a fear, this oppression, It was a real condition in much of the world in 1980 and remains so today. (Humankind) rightly fears falling victim to an oppression that will deprive (us) of (our) interior freedom, of the possibility … Continue reading

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A Hole in a Flute

A friend shared this quote from the Sufi poet Hafez: I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through listen to this music. I am not a flute player. But the metaphor here for discipleship is … Continue reading

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New Bishops

Liam broke the news here, and Deacon Greg includes a statement from the bishop-elect here. Our frequent commenter mentions that Pope Francis has avoided sending new bishops to places without personal connections. I’m sure anything written by someone other than … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 37: Natural Sanctuaries

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Praise, not scolding, for some countries. Remember the national park system was established in the 19th century in the US, and was promoted with devotion by Theodore Roosevelt. … Continue reading

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