Daily Archives: 3 August 2021

On My Bookshelf: Women In Astronomy

Books by women astronomers haven’t exactly been on a bookshelf in my home–I’ve been reading them on my phone. It’s not a withdrawal from a pandemic world as much as the delightfully wide access my e-card gives me to libraries … Continue reading

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TC Letter 2: John Paul II’s Motives

Pope Francis reminds the bishops with a brief history of his second predecessor’s directives on the 1962 Missal. First, an indult was granted through the CDWDS. Second, a generous use of the Missal was hopeful of avoiding schism and disunity. … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Acts 28:7-10

In special Masses for the sick, Saint Paul’s witness as a healer is a choice for the liturgy. Strangely, this brief story doesn’t make it into the Pastoral Care rites. As a passage in Acts, it would be assigned “properly” … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 75: Prayer and Action

When speaking of those “in dire poverty, enmeshed in ignorance and tormented by insecurity,” as Pope Paul VI did in section 74, we are led to Prayer and Action. 75. Let everyone implore God the Father Almighty that the human race, … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 235: Equal Opportunities Needed

235. Those who work for tranquil social coexistence should never forget that inequality and lack of integral human development make peace impossible. Peaceful society that masks inequities is just throwing a fantasy party for the privileged. When prejudice is unmasked, … Continue reading

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