Daily Archives: 1 September 2015

Boycott

Just curious: what do you make of Steve Skojec’s call for boycotting the reception of communion at Pope Francis’s outdoor Masses later this month? I don’t know about those less scrupulous than I, but this blog-post is scary enough to … Continue reading

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What Pope Francis Intends On Abortion Forgiveness

Lots of commentary today to overshadow the observance of the day for the care of all creation, not the least of which is Pope Francis’s announcement on forgiving abortion. Where John Allen sees a “double-play,” and Ed Peters is “less … Continue reading

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On Counter-Witnessing

Pope Francis was relatively gentle in his Sunday sermon at the Angelus: We all know in our communities, in our parishes, in our neighborhoods how much hurt they do the church, and give scandal, those persons that call themselves “Very … Continue reading

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When Do People Lose God?

To respond to my comment on the genesis of the monotheistic religions, Charles sent a link to a┬átalk radio program that discussed what nearly all religious people would characterize as gravely sinful material, namely the enslavement of others. Do the … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 79: Evolution, Positive and Otherwise

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. It is interesting to read of relationships and participation as leading us to a transcendant God: 79. In this universe, shaped by open and intercommunicating systems, we can … Continue reading

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