Daily Archives: 24 September 2015

“Lord, Lord”

A┬ánumber of antipope Catholics gleefully pointed out how few times Pope Francis mentioned “Jesus” in his speech to Congress. I don’t think such scrutiny would find any more of a happy home with the online Catholic Right. Certainly Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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Pope Francis on Thomas Merton

Pope Francis addressed Congress and all of the United States earlier today. I laud House Speaker Boehner for this initiative. The Holy Father lauded Thomas Merton for his “capacity for dialogue and openness to God” as well as his “contemplative … Continue reading

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Weakness

It is not often I take exception to my friend Liam’s words and attitude, but it illustrates the situation in which the Church finds itself with regard to liturgy. And recently, the matter of the words of liturgy. I believe … Continue reading

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Laudato Si 102: Three Popes On Human Advancement

The encyclical letter Laudato Si is available here on the Vatican website. Four numbered sections address the first of three themes, “TECHNOLOGY: CREATIVITY AND POWER.” A litany of human achievement, acknowledged by Saint John Paul II as arising from a … Continue reading

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