Monthly Archives: October 2017

Pope Francis Address to CELAM 9: Deep Roots

More with Pope Francis and his address to the bishops of Latin America. The Church appreciates like few others the deep-rooted shared wisdom that is the basis of every reality in Latin America. ¬†She lives daily with that reserve of … Continue reading

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Aparecida 243: The Encounter With Jesus Christ

Three numbered sections (through #245) introduce what the incarnation, public ministry, Passion, and Resurrection of the Lord really means. The Aparecida bishops write of The encounter with Jesus Christ. This is essential to get to the importance of the concept … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 8: A Sacrament of Unity

We’re about halfway through the address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America last month. Some typical language from Pope Francis, colorful and thoughtful on the sins of the Americas: A Church able to be a … Continue reading

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Aparecida 242: The Witness of Divine Love in the Scriptures

This is a brief section that reinforces the message of God’s love through selected Bible passages: 242. In the story of Trinitarian love, Jesus of Nazareth, man like us and God with us, died and risen, is given to us … Continue reading

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VNO 13: For Religious

The thirteenth Mass For Various Needs And Occasions is “For Religious.” We have options A and B. The latter is for the twenty-fifth or fiftieth anniversary of profession. I think we assume the former is for any community’s important occasion. … Continue reading

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Aparecida 240-241: The Trinity

Chapter Six begins today: The Formative Itenerary Of Missionary Disciples. This is a substantial portion of the document, stretching to section 346. For the rest of this calendar year, we’ll look at principles, places, and people who will assist in … Continue reading

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To The Marius Hills

Image Credit: NASA, Lunar Orbiter 2; Inset: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Our grandchildren might live on the moon. If so, one likely place for a base would be the volcanic landscape of the Marius Hills. Or, more accurately, under it. Today’s … Continue reading

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