Daily Archives: 1 December 2016

Exile Symphony

Some Advent music to consider, the First Symphony of Alan Hovhaness. The first movement is here by the Seattle Symphony, a more sympathetic recording than Leopold Stokowski’s 1942 version with the NBC Orchestra. From that link you can get to … Continue reading

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Misericordia et Misera 8: Sacrament of Penance

At the conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter. Follow this link for the full document, Misericordia et Misera. In this section, we look at the Church’s sacramental practice of reconciliation: 8. The celebration of … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 241: After Breakdown and Divorce

Beginning with this paragraph, we look with Pope Francis at accompaniment after breakdown and divorce.¬†Two positions are in balance here. When does the end of a marriage become a last resort and the only alternative to abuse? 241. In some … Continue reading

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