Daily Archives: 11 August 2015

How Bad is Bad?

How we love to play the game of comparisons. Whose teamĀ is more successful, whose salary is higher, whose home is nicer, whose parish is more active, and so on. We also compare negative things, and modern culture reinforces bad news. … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 14h: “Ever More Human”

Is becoming more fully human a worthy goal? Society can become “ever more human” only when we introduce into all the mutual relationships which form its moral aspect the moment of forgiveness, which is so much of the essence of … Continue reading

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Lapsed and Falling Away To Inactivity

We don’t always think carefully about the language we use. And even when we don’t it can reveal quite a bit. When I worked in university fundraising, we had two six-letter designations on our file cards for alumni: LYBUNT and … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 58: Good Examples

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. 58. In some countries, there are positive examples of environmental improvement: rivers, polluted for decades, have been cleaned up; native woodlands have been restored; landscapes have been beautified … Continue reading

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