Monthly Archives: September 2017

So, Star Trek

CBS has weathered a lot of obstacles, mostly self-inflicted, to bring the latest iteration of Star Trek to the small screen. There was one huge positive in last night’s episode. The visuals were at least as good as the recent … Continue reading

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Aparecida 192-193: Challenges For The Priest

The bishops praised those who attended to the spiritual life in their priesthood. They identify three main challenges in paragraph 192: 192. A glance at our actual moment shows us situations that affect and challenge the life and ministry of … Continue reading

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Aparecida 191: Identity and Mission of Priests

Paragraphs 191 through 204 will take a more in-depth look at Holy Orders. Subtitle here: Priests, missionary disciples of Jesus Good Shepherd. Let’s first read what their bishops have to say about the “(i)dentity and mission of priests” in Latin … Continue reading

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Third Law

Newton’s Third Law governs our universe where objects and forces are involved. In the realm of human social interaction, people have yet to be quantified to the extent Asimov’s fictional psychohistory suggests, but there is often a result from the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 190: Retired Bishops

Today, a brief paragraph to remind all of us that despite retirement, one does not withdraw from active service as a disciple of the Lord Jesus: 190. The whole people of God should be grateful to retired bishops, who as … Continue reading

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Aparecida 188-189: Bishops As Leaders of Communion

It is not easy to be the father of Luke 15, waiting for the return of the lost, maintaining the household of the just. Or those who think they are just. St John Paul’s counsel: the Church is both a … Continue reading

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Music In The Rite of Marriage: SttL 216-218

Nine numbered sections in Sing To The Lord detail the thoughts and directives of the US bishops on liturgical music for weddings. As a pastoral musician I can tell you planning with engaged couples is a significant component of our service to the … Continue reading

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