Daily Archives: 27 July 2020

Godparents Gone

A second Italian diocese has put godparents on temporary leave. From the original article cited at the link: The presence of these people in these roles in the sacraments of baptism and confirmation often “is a kind of formal fulfillment … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 47bcd: More On Baptism

Let’s wrap up the discussion on “Conversion and Baptism” from sections 46-47, starting with the New Testament witness from writers other than Saint Luke. This is a long post on a lot of text, but Pope John Paul II’s thinking … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 47a: On Baptism

In writing of “Conversion and Baptism,” Pope John Paul II rightly cites baptism as an important step. He’s not wrong, but it is important to recognize that baptism begins the Christian life. It is far from being a final step. … Continue reading

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Years On, 5, 12, 32, 48

My wife reminded me that five years ago today, we left Iowa in the rear-view for the Pacific Northwest. What a five years it has been. Looking back on the closest thing I have to a diary, the personal posts … Continue reading

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A New Catechetical Directory

Last month it came out, a new directory for catechesis. We’ve done this document’s predecessor here. Not sure I have the energy for another examination on this site, but who knows? Maybe some of my catechetical peeps will attend to … Continue reading

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Church Vandalism

I heard a rumor of a parish in our deanery having some experience with vandalism. I’ve read more about it in social media. My Catholic friends have varying views. Some see it as the godless left taking out its frustrations … Continue reading

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