Daily Archives: 4 September 2015


One of my new favorite bloggers writes about cage-fed versus free-range childhood. I remember age seven or thereabouts climbing a tree with my friend Mark. Our moms had made us sandwiches, though they didn’t know we skewered them on branches … Continue reading

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Singing During The Communion Procession

I noticed a growing thread on PrayTell: The Spirituality of Singing During Communion. My new parish sings well during Communion, and I sense there’s a mature Eucharistic spirituality in place. One of the few laudable developments to emerge in the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Gossip

Gossip is one of the forms of the Culture of Complaint. Often it is also a form of the hermeneutic of subtraction, chipping away at the peace and unity of the Body. Pope Francis condemns gossip here. Every day that … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 82: Exploitation Contrary to Christ

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Even for living things that do not possess personhood, there is no right to trample: 82. Yet it would also be mistaken to view other living beings as … Continue reading

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