Daily Archives: 14 August 2015

Apology, Liturgy, and Mercy

I notice my former diocese (2002-08) is offering personal apologies for sex abuse and conducting prayer services on that theme through June 2016. A parish where I served is hosting the first liturgy, and Archbishop Naumann is presiding. The Crux … Continue reading

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Accompanying A Wedding

I had a nice conversation with Charles yesterday, welcoming me to the Pacific coast and all. I’m still trying to get a handle on the physical reality of being two and three time zones away from my family and old … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 14k: Mercy, Justice, and Forgiveness

The relationship between mercy, justice, and forgiveness: Thus the fundamental structure of justice always enters into the sphere of mercy. Mercy, however, has the power to confer on justice a new content, which is expressed most simply and fully in … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 61: Hope

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Chapter One ends with an oft-quoted line, that the Church has no “definitive opinion” on specifics, but offers hope despite the planet and many of its people having … Continue reading

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