Monthly Archives: October 2017

Ecumenism For Dummies

Self-styled “faithful” Catholics ejected from church by police. What to say about it? I’m aware of the use of public prayer as a means of protest. I’m skeptical on it. I’m not sure I would label it a “profanation.” Boorish … Continue reading

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Aparecida 249: Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina has held a privileged place for those seeking that encounter with God in the Scriptures. There is something of a revival in its practice these days. If a reader or two here have missed it, here is a … Continue reading

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Aparecida 248: More on the Bread of the Word

Bread has been basic to the human diet in most places for millennia. In speaking of the Word of God with that metaphor of food, let’s be mindful that the bishops here advise not only an intellectual or liturgical approach, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 10: A Sacrament of Hope

Yet more from Pope Francis’ address to the bishops of Latin America. Hope is a difficult concept for many of us. Faith we often buttress with facts. We convince ourselves that God is real, and we Christians devote much to … Continue reading

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Inmates

I see that football owner has now apologized for a second time that “inmate” comment. A few more-or-less related comments: I don’t know that Mr McNair engaged in a malaprop (prison and asylum don’t quite sound the same) as much … Continue reading

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Aparecida 246-247: Places of Encounter

Today we consider those “places of encounter with Jesus Christ.”┬áPope Benedict assists us in these two sections. 246. Due to the invisible action of the Holy Spirit, the encounter with Christ takes place in faith received and lived in the … Continue reading

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Aparecida 244-245: Following Jesus

John 1:35ff is more than just a story about the first disciples. The evangelist presents a model for those who would follow the Lord. We are pointed in the right direction by a mentor, a teacher, a parent, a peer. … Continue reading

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