Monthly Archives: April 2018

How To Preach A Funeral

The easy answer here is: I have no idea. In this PrayTell thread, the topic was Pope Paul VI’s personal thoughts and feelings about liturgical reform. We’ve all heard the apocryphal stories of the Holy Father getting ready for Mass … Continue reading

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GeE 21-22: God’s Plan For Holiness

More on the disciple’s mission in Christ: God has a plan; we are drawn into it, and many witnesses have testified, including our pope emeritus: 21. The Father’s plan is Christ, and ourselves in him. In the end, it is … Continue reading

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Aparecida 412: A Church Without Borders

The Aparecida bishops see ministry to migrants as a “specific ministry” for dioceses and conferences. How can smaller communities assist in this? 412. The Church as mother must experience itself as a Church without borders, family Church, attentive to the … Continue reading

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Alfie Evans

So, a very ill child has died in Liverpool. It’s a case that has stirred up many keystrokes in social media, and a combination of heartache, heartburn, and heartless politicization. A brief summary at all things wiki is here. The … Continue reading

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GeE 20: The Imitation of Christ

Paragraph 20 continues the discussion on the mission of the baptized person. Pope Francis counsels the imitation of Jesus Christ: That mission has its fullest meaning in Christ, and can only be understood through him. At its core, holiness is … Continue reading

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Aparecida 411: Pastoral Accompaniment of Migrants

A good reminder about those millions of people on the move–and we’re not talking First Worlders’ vacations. For migrants, it’s not about the destination so much as it’s something to do with a home that is no longer livable. What … Continue reading

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GeE 19: Your Mission In Christ

Paragraphs 19 through 24 explore “Your Mission In Christ.” Mission is an intriguing word. Also a concept that invites repeated exploration. We think of mission in terms of what others go and do in far-off places. The peripheries, if you … Continue reading

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