Daily Archives: 28 July 2015

Upper Plains Travelogue

As expected, our excitement was high for the drive out of Iowa yesterday. About an hour out from Sioux City, we hit the edge of a vicious thunderstorm. Amazing, but as we crossed the Missouri River into South Dakota, skies … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae VII: An Incarnate Mercy

St John Paul has an unnumbered heading to Chapter VII. Here we move to the topic of “The Mercy of God in the Mission of the Church.” This constitutes the penultimate theme as we approach two of the final three … Continue reading

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Indifference and Desire

Indifference is not the same as apathy. Not at all. Section 23 of the Spiritual Exercises on the Principle and Foundation: (O)ne must use other created things in so far as they help towards one’s end, and free oneself from … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 44: Cities Criticized

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Here, Pope Francis criticizes cities, not as entities, but as unplanned and unhealthy locations for any person: 44. Nowadays, for example, we are conscious of the disproportionate and … Continue reading

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