Daily Archives: 25 July 2021

Traditionis Custodes 3§6: No New Groups

The shortest direction given to the local bishop: §6. to take care not to authorize the establishment of new groups. Even before Traditionis Custodes hit, there was a lot of survey, sputter, misinformation, and counterclaims on just how many Catholics … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 64: Overcoming Nationalism and Racism

Can we overcome nationalism and racism? 64. This state of affairs, which bodes ill for the future, causes Us great distress and anguish. But We cherish this hope: that distrust and selfishness among nations will eventually be overcome by a … Continue reading

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My memories of my grad student days–the 1980s–were ones of optimism. Those of us in liturgy were hopeful the second wave of rites, and especially the new Sacramentary would be coming soon. Better translations, incorporation of newly composed prayers for … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 226: Starting Anew From The Truth

Two paragraphs to look at “Starting Anew From The Truth.” It doesn’t seem enough to me. 226. Renewed encounter does not mean returning to a time prior to conflicts. All of us change over time. Pain and conflict transform us. … Continue reading

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Traditionis Custodes 3§5: Verify Spiritual Growth

Under article 3, the local bishop is tasked … §5. to proceed suitably to verify that the parishes canonically erected for the benefit of these faithful are effective for their spiritual growth, and to determine whether or not to retain … Continue reading

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