Monthly Archives: June 2019

Christus Vivit 64: “You Are The ‘Now’ of God”

“You are the ‘now’ of God.” This theme introduces Chapter Three of Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation. You can access the full document on this link at the Vatican site. A common meme in the 80s and 90s was to hear … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Pope

I saw the playwright Anthony McCarten’s book in my local library’s new book shelf. I wondered what a non-journalist, non-theologian would have to say about “the pope.” It’s a quick read. Not very flattering of the last three popes, but … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 63: Nameless Saints

Pope Francis offers a final intercession after his brief survey of twelve young saints: 63. May these and so many other young people who perhaps in silence and hiddenness lived the Gospel to the full, intercede for the Church, so … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Acts 4:8-12

The chief apostolic feast is tonight and tomorrow. Let’s hear the testimony of Saint Peter on the role of Jesus in the healing ministry of the Church: Then Peter, filled with the holy Spirit, answered (the Sanhedrin), “Leaders of the … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 62: Blessed Chiara Badano

One final holy person to admire is this young member of the Focolare movement who died of cancer before her teenage years were over. Her nickname in the organization can be understood as “clear light” in English. We indeed need … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 61: Blessed Marcel Callo

Another young layperson cited by Pope Francis died as a martyr at the hands of the Nazis. 61. Blessed Marcel Callo was a young French man who died in 1945. Marcel was imprisoned in a concentration camp in Austria, where … Continue reading

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Sale: Two For The Price Of One

It’s a Sermon on the Mount moment for Christians and some don’t even recognize it. A fb friend alerted me to this piece. Three in ten (30%) Americans say they think it should be permissible for a small business owner … Continue reading

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