Daily Archives: 16 July 2021

Populorum Progressio 55: An Urgent Task

55. This task might seem impossible in those regions where the daily struggle for subsistence absorbs the attention of the family, where people are at a loss to find work that might improve their lot during their remaining days on … Continue reading

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Traditionis Custodes Introduction, part 1

Sometime this morning Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter “Traditionis Custodes.” The Latin title comes from the first words of a document, here: Guardians of the tradition. The document addresses “the use of the Roman Liturgy prior to the reform … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 217: Social Peace

217. Social peace demands hard work, craftsmanship. It would be easier to keep freedoms and differences in check with cleverness and a few resources. But such a peace would be superficial and fragile, not the fruit of a culture of … Continue reading

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Traditionis Custodes Drops

It’s been rumored for weeks, months, maybe years. The new motu proprio dropped this morning with an unofficial translation into English. We’ll look at it in the days ahead. My quick read: the local bishop is the proper authority for … Continue reading

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