Monthly Archives: May 2019

Christus Vivit 38: Listening To Young People, Making Room For It

Some last bits on that Church open to renewal: 38. Those of us who are no longer young need to find ways of keeping close to the voices and concerns of young people. “Drawing together creates the conditions for the … Continue reading

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Exile #3

For the third time in thirty-plus years, I find myself serving a parish with a long departure from the main worship space. Earlier this month the “old” church, planned as a gymnasium for a school was stripped down. Most of … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 37: Young People Keeping Us Faithful

As I read through this paragraph, it reminds me of the best of the post-conciliar years of the last century. We lost much of whatever ability we had to take risks. And taking those risks is essential not just for … Continue reading

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Child of Viganò

A facebook friend alerted me to this Crux piece on a report published by Anthony Figueiredo, a Newark diocesan priest, Rome resident, and occasional travel aide for ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick. The source confirms some sort of restriction in place–the former … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 36: Standing With Others, Yet Daring To Differ

Renewal is an important way of being a community of faith. We need not shy away from the word or concept. Pope Francis points to rootedness in Christ and his mission: 36. Certainly, as members of the Church, we should … Continue reading

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Ascension, Still?

I was a bit surprised that my boss mentioned some continuing confusion on the day of Ascension.  Hence, a post-Communion announcement this past weekend that we would be celebrating the feast this coming weekend, not Thursday. This, from one of … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 35: A Church Open To Renewal

Pope Francis takes a stab at the theme, A Church open to renewal. I think it’s safe to say for the most part, we’re not really. But here and there, there’s hope. 35. Let us ask the Lord to free … Continue reading

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