Monthly Archives: February 2018

Aparecida 354: Pro-Life

Yesterday in section 353, we looked at the Biblical witness of the Lord Jesus in addressing matters of life. Today, the theme continues, giving us a view of how the Aparecida bishops promote the life offered by Jesus. They lean … Continue reading

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Aparecida 353: Jesus At The Service Of Life

Today, a raft of Scripture passages to illustrate the personal methods of the Lord who reached out to those of his day and who continues to accompany those in need today: 353. Jesus, the Good Shepherd, wishes to communicate his … Continue reading

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What Isn’t Schism

On an unrelated topic, a new commentator offered this criticism: Typical of liberal Catholic Left-coast group-thought. You hit all the high water marks. Guns, “anti-abortionist”, (shame on you for using that term by the way), and how people who support … Continue reading

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Aparecida 350-352: Do Not Be Afraid!

In some quarters, there is nearly an expectation that people want to live apart from the Christian ideal and cling to the shadows. The Aparecida bishops seem to deny this:   350. Our peoples do not want to walk in … Continue reading

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VNO 38: For the Forgiveness of Sins

Masses 38 through 50 cover the broad category “For Various Occasions.” The first of these occasions celebrates Mass “For The Forgiveness Of Sins.” The Lectionary refers to this Mass as being celebrated “For the Remission of Sins.” The Rite of … Continue reading

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Aparecida 349: A Significant Consequence of Baptism

Roman Catholics have emphasized the juridical or administrative fruits of baptism: forgiveness of sin, membership in a group. Maybe not so much the apostolic effect, that people are then obliged to enter into a corps of disciples and missionaries: 349. … Continue reading

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VNO 34-37: Natural Situations

The following Masses, numbers 34 through 37, have no proper antiphons assigned to them: in time of earthquake, for rain, for fine weather, for an end to storms. The Lectionary does have a small suite of readings from which to … Continue reading

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