Daily Archives: 24 July 2021

Populorum Progressio 62-63: Nationalism And Racism

Under the heading of “The Obstacles of Nationalism,” we have two sections that treat a problem very much in the US forefront these days. We’ve probably always had it with us, but crazy anti-Christian sentiment is rife within groups that … Continue reading

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Today’s Rite of Committal

I have followed in the footsteps of many fine lay ministers in parishes. I’ve always strived to honor their service, their memory, and their initiatives. My newest parish is the first where I have come after my predecessor has died. … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 225: Paths Of Renewed Encounter

Today we begin Chapter Seven, and we’ll explore the topic of “Paths Of Renewed Encounter” from this small introductory paragraph through the 270th. The major topics addressed are truth (226-227), peace (228-235), forgiveness (236-245), memory (246-254), and the issues of … Continue reading

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“Lord, Why Were You A Feminist?”

Sometimes you just have to wonder how deep seminary/divinity training is. Orthodox ecumenism? The Scholastics? The Bible?!? It’s pretty amazing the how much even faithful and good Christians will twist themselves to avoid a rupture in their spiritual life. Image … Continue reading

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Traditionis Custodes 3ยง4: The Bishop’s Delegate

We continue our slow and careful look at Traditionis Custodies. Article 3 is divided into six parts which detail specific duties of the local bishop. Without ceding his responsibility, Pope Francis indicates that a priest be appointed as a delegate … Continue reading

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