Daily Archives: 18 July 2021

Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Psalm 91:8-13

Part two of the 91st psalm offers two verses not seen in much in the Roman Eucharistic liturgy: 8 You need simply watch; the punishment of the wicked you will see. 9 Because you have the LORD for your refuge … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 56: Equity In Trade Relations

Equity in Trade Relations: we can continue to work on this in our better moments. Problems arise when honesty is lacking in economic dealings. Concealing details of one’s plans, be it in law, commerce, and the modern religion of sport, … Continue reading

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Motumania 2021

Sad, but predictable: in some Catholic corners the fury persists. One social media friend of a friend commented that Pope Francis hasn’t really made any enemies–not new ones anyway. I’ve seen communications from many bishops, including my own ordinary that … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 219: Eventual Consequences

Many people are taken by surprise when a people rises up in protest. Let’s recall that so many Americans allowed themselves to be bothered with athletes taking a non-violent stance in support of racial justice. Clearly, the violence that resulted … Continue reading

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Traditionis Custodes Introduction, part 3

We’ll look at the third and fourth paragraphs of Traditionis Custodes in this post. Pope Francis mentions that last year’s  assessment of Summorum Pontificum continued the intent of his predecessor in the Chair of Peter. Make what you will of the fact … Continue reading

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