Monthly Archives: October 2019

Christus Vivit 189-190: Listening

Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation is on this link at the Vatican site. Today we continue with a look across the generations: 189. The Bible also tells us: “Listen to your father who begot you, and do not despise your … Continue reading

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Minecraft Church

I posted this on facebook some months ago when I designed a church in the sandbox game Minecraft. My wife thinks I need to do more churches. I rather like universities, gardens, and exploring in a land that stretches as … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 187-188: A Relationship With The Elderly

In Chapter Six, Pope Francis delves into the theme, Young people with roots. Today, a look across the generations with “Your relationship with the elderly.” 187. At the Synod, we heard that “the young are focused on the future and … Continue reading

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An Amazonian Rite

Interesting comment from Pope Francis related on PrayTell. There was talk of a ritual reform, to open to rites. This is within the competence of the Congregation for Divine Worship, and it can do so following the criteria, and I … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 186: Blurring Distinctions In People

In Chapter Six here, Pope Francis continues with the theme, Young people with roots. His Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation is on this link at the Vatican site. A simple caution for those who have any interest at all in young people: … Continue reading

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Theological Inculturation

I know that church authorities gave Thomas Aquinas a hard time. At first. But it didn’t take long in the vast sweep of ecclesiastical history for the inculturation of a pagan Greek philosopher into Western theology. It’s been amusing to … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 184-185: False Cults

Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation is on this link at the Vatican site. As I read his criticism of the deceptions of culture, it strikes me as an offshoot of the call for rights without attention to the responsibility involved.  … Continue reading

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