Monthly Archives: September 2019

Pope Envy

I read Fr James Martin had a half-hour meeting with the world’s most famous Jesuit. Though I don’t want to go there, I can imagine the spinning in some Catholic circles. Why wasn’t time made available for the dubi-cardinals? Was … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 157: A Dream

Continuing “In friendship with Christ,” tying this theme into the Trinity. 157. Jesus can bring all the young people of the Church together in a single dream, “a great dream, a dream with a place for everyone. The dream for … Continue reading

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Sunday of the Word of God

Oh look, a liturgical motu proprio from the pope. This is the second Sunday set aside by Pope Francis for some special observance. No readings changed or will change. Most parishes will probably stick with the tried and true: Catechetical … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 156: Constant Closeness

156. In this way, we can experience a constant closeness to him, greater than anything we can experience with another person: “It is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me” (Gal 2:20). Do not … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 155: Prayer As Conversation

Continuing on the theme, “In friendship with Christ” we read a bit about prayer. Obviously, we have many ways to pray, but conversation can be daunting. We hear one side, and in order to hear the other, we have to … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 154: Unbreakable Friendship

154. Friendship with Jesus cannot be broken. He never leaves us, even though at times it appears that he keeps silent. Sometimes, when a friend keeps silent, it is a good thing. Not every friend is ready for advice, challenge, … Continue reading

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More Seminary Problems?

Whispered here, a notice of a CARA study on seminarians, finding that three-fourths of them report little of no problems in seminary experience. But with half of seminary rectors and/or bishops declining to let their men respond to the survey, … Continue reading

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