Monthly Archives: April 2019

Christus Vivit 20-21: Maintaining Vitality

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Wrapping up this section, the Holy Father stresses certain qualities: 20. If you have lost your inner vitality, your dreams, your enthusiasm, your optimism and your … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 19: Wise Young Women

Remember to check the Holy Father’s Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Most Biblical examples of young people are males. It’s to be expected in a series of documents produced by and for males. That said, … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 18: The Rich Young Man

Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation can be accessed on this link at the Vatican site. Saint Matthew related the story of a would-be disciple: 18. On the other hand, in the Gospel of Matthew we find a young man (cf. 19:20.22) … Continue reading

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OCM 51-53: Matrimony Within Mass, Introductory Rites

Three sections get the wedding Mass from the end of the procession to the collect or opening prayer. OCM 51 instructs the priest that after the Sign of the Cross has been made, one of the three Roman Missal formulas … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 17: Virtue In Young People

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Having touched on the notion of older persons and what they have to offer the young, the Holy Father draws on Scripture to expound on living … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 16: Young People Interacting With Elders

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. He thinks it’s a good idea for the generations to mix it up. I agree. Let’s read: 16. Nonetheless, young people are also urged “to accept … Continue reading

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On Easter Worshippers

The Easter Bunny has left the building and some people have fallen into her hole. Admittedly, when I saw a facebook thread lace into Hillary Clinton today, I didn’t get it. Well, I got the hatred. Somebody disliked says something … Continue reading

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