Daily Archives: 22 September 2015

Celebrity or Popularity, Front Porch Perspective

Matthew Schmitz on papal celebrity here. I am sure Mr Schmitz is partly right, partly wrong about his six talking points. 1. Personalities tend to be more popular than institutions. I think the First Things commentator has indulged a bit … Continue reading

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Future Forms For Penance

My disappointment with the Rite of Penance is not entirely based on the early plug pulled on form III back in the early 80’s. But I am convinced it was imprudent of St John Paul. I’m also under no delusion that a … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Ezekiel 18:20-32: Not Fair

In the previous post on this passage, we looked at verses 20 through 24. Ezekiel laid the groundwork for the more well-known portion of this passage, emphasizing what a believer does in her or his final reckoning of life. That … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 100: Universality

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Pope Francis again cites the canticle from Colossians, the universality of Jesus and his role in all creation: 100. The New Testament does not only tell us of … Continue reading

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