Monthly Archives: January 2020

Christus Vivit 285-286: Discernment Questions

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. We’ve got four paragraphs on “Discerning your vocation.” Here are the last two of those: 285. When seeking to discern our own vocation, there are certain … Continue reading

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The Latest In Cultural Appropriation

Another outbreak of cultural appropriation here, though I read it’s complex because of connected issues of exploiting the pain of others. (Like video games, I guess.) Plus corporations and other rich people making money. People of color, making far less, … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 283-284: Discerning Your Vocation

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. We’ve got four paragraphs on “Discerning your vocation.” Let’s do two today: 283. A particular form of discernment involves the effort to discover our own vocation. … Continue reading

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Sing The Psalm, Omit The Reading

The title, I would not advocate for this. But I noticed Paul Inwood’s piece at PrayTell that circled around omitting the Easter Vigil Psalms. To be sure, Easter Vigil is demanding on everyone. The time. The length. The complexity. The … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 281-282: Formation of Conscience

Remember to check this full document on this link at the Vatican site. What does it mean to form one’s conscience? It’s a topic for a whole book, and it requires continuous effort. It is never done. But Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Honoring, Balancing, and Trashing

I’ve been pondering the legacy of the late Kobe Bryant. I’ve mostly observed other people honoring the man. Undeniably one of the greatest American athletes ever. He was a prodigy, and modern culture has worshipped youth ahead of their times … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 278-280: Discernment

Remember to check Pope Francis’ Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site. Chapter Nine covers the topic of “Discernment.” What does that mean? We’ll need to read the next few dozen paragraphs to get the Holy Father’s full … Continue reading

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