Daily Archives: 5 July 2018

GeE 95: The Great Criterion

Today, we turn to another Gospel passage Pope Francis offers as a guide to holiness. He terms it The Great Criterion. These reflections will take us through to paragraph 109. Two weeks ahead, so let’s begin: 95. In the twenty-fifth chapter … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23

At Mass this past weekend, the first reading stood out for me. At funerals, I think most people don’t absorb the entire passage being read. Even if it’s read well. Most often a key phrase might stick in the mind. … Continue reading

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Aparecida 469fg: Pro-Life Pastoral Considerations

Two of the Aparecida bishops nine pro-life proposals involve pastoral ministry. First, an outreach to married couples: f) Offer to married couples programs of formation in responsible parenthood and on the use of natural birth regulation methods, as a demanding … Continue reading

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