Daily Archives: 15 August 2015

Rest, Sabbath, and Devotions Then and Now

Today’s holy day finds itself on a weekend, and a comment from the PrayTell site seemed worth a new thread. Why not here? Devotions were easier to gather for in urban Catholic ghettoes than in far-flung suburban parishes. On the … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 14lm: A Mission of Mercy

We wrap up the longest section of the encyclical with a statement that the Church plans to be at that “essential” place of forgiveness: The Church rightly considers it her duty and the purpose of her mission to guard the … Continue reading

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Envy and the Need for Mercy

One NCReg commenter, Ronald Jones,┬ánoted the backlash at this post against Paul Inwood’s composition being selected as the official “hymn” for the Jubilee of Mercy: Your attitude and comments are an unbelievable display of unchristian behavior. They are however, a … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 62: The Gospel of Creation

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Today we begin our examination of Chapter Two, The Gospel of Creation. We’ll take a bit more than a month to cover paragraphs 62 through 100. As the … Continue reading

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