Daily Archives: 2 August 2018

Lincoln In Difficulty

Catholics take pride in certain persons and places. Francis of Assisi. Lourdes. Their favorite bishop. Their favorite pilgrimage site. Yesterday, one archdiocese celebrated the funeral of a bishop much-loved in peacemaking circles. He was effective in other aspects of ministry … Continue reading

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GeE 124: The New Testament Witness For Joy

Let’s start with the Blessed Mother: 124. Mary, recognizing the newness that Jesus brought, sang: “My spirit rejoices” (Luke 1:47), and Jesus himself “rejoiced in the Holy Spirit” (Luke 10:21). As he passed by, “all the people rejoiced” (Luke 13:17). … Continue reading

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Aparecida 502-503: Laity In the World

Pope Benedict backs up the Aparecida bishops on the importance of strong Catholic examples in the secular world: 502. The contemporary reality of our continent makes it clear that there is a notable absence—in the political sphere, in the world of … Continue reading

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