Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Visit

  One of the more intriguing depictions of today’s feast is here by the American-born artist Brigid Marlin. Most parishes will probably stop at the first reading from Zechariah and not consider the option from Saint Paul, which reads in … Continue reading

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GeE 60: The Summation of the Law

Three paragraphs explore the basic commandment, and the one like it. The title you expect: The summation of the Law. The orientation of the disciple: faith, hope, and love. Especially … well, you can read it: 60. To avoid this, we … Continue reading

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Aparecida 441bc: Actions On Behalf Of Children

The Aparecida bishops look to age-appropriate initiatives. Logical: b) Establish, where they do not already exist, the department or section of childhood, to carry out localized and comprehensive actions on behalf of children. c) Promote processes to recognize childhood as … Continue reading

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GeE 59: Moderation in Church Precepts

Pope Francis draws very widely from the testimony of the saints in his documents. In this paragraph, continuing commentary on the unintentional cluttering of the preaching of the Gospel. 59. Once we believe that everything depends on human effort as … Continue reading

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Aparecida 441a: Pastoral Suggestions For Ministry To Children: Prayer

441. In this regard we propose some pastoral guidelines: Let’s read the first of nine Aparecida bishops’ suggestions for ministry to children: a) Draw inspiration from the attitude of Jesus toward children, that of respect and welcome as the favorites … Continue reading

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GeE 58: Life Contrary To The Spirit

58. Not infrequently, contrary to the promptings of the Spirit, the life of the Church can become a museum piece or the possession of a select few. There isn’t any doubt that Christians lose the sense of the Spirit and … Continue reading

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Aparecida 437n: Pastoral Proposals For Widows

The last of the Aparecida bishops’ fourteen proposals for ministries to the family: n) Bear in mind that the Word of God in both Old and New Testaments, asks us to show special care to widows. Strive to find out … Continue reading

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