Daily Archives: 13 August 2015

Episcopal Motto

The archbishop of my new diocese has taken a phrase from Psalm 27:8a as his motto: Of you my heart has spoken When I checked my NAB and NRSV, that half-verse wasn’t quite versed in that way. Third guess: the … Continue reading

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Clergy In Politics

FrMichael brought up the notion that it is bad for a bishop to forbid priests and seminarians a public voice in protest. Presumably it is good for their involvement in the secular sphere, persuading, lobbying, or even being confrontative.┬áSt John … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 14j: Forgiveness

Justice as the goal of forgiveness: do you believe it? Christ emphasizes so insistently the need to forgive others that when Peter asked Him how many times he should forgive his neighbor He answered with the symbolic number of “seventy … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 60: A Variety of Options

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Today and tomorrow, we’ll wrap up Chapter One which addressed the matter of “What is happening to our common home?” Section VII gives a “variety of options.” 60. … Continue reading

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