Daily Archives: 3 September 2019

Wordy Intercessions

I noticed and commented on this thread on PrayTell. The topic is “praying against.” and a sample intercession reads: For our church and/or nation, that God may raise up shepherds after Christ’s own loving heart, and bring down from their … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 126: Joy Overflows

Joy is a difficult attitude for modern culture. If one thinks of laughter, too often it is connected with mockery of some sort. Happy people are derided often enough–the “pollyannas.” And our exuberance is on display when our team wins, … Continue reading

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Shift In Shepherds

The transition in my diocese appears to be complete today. Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Sartain, and our co-adjutor (he blogs here) has a full and permanent appointment. I noticed a contrast in two news releases from … Continue reading

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