Daily Archives: 8 August 2021

TC Letter 7: Why Did Pope Francis Change The Legislation On The TLM

To answer the question, we begin even before Vatican II: The objective of the modification of the permission granted by my Predecessors is highlighted by the Second Vatican Council itself. From the vota submitted by the Bishops there emerged a … Continue reading

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The Soul Of Mary

I don’t know how many of you gaze at icons, but there’s an aspect of the Orthodox depiction of the Dormition that I’ve somehow missed all these years, and in noticing this one, I find delightful. The child-like figure in … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: Ordinary Sunday II

Preface number two for ordinary Sundays was given this subtitle: The mystery of salvation. I want to preface my remarks with a note. When they stand alone, Roman prefaces are not prayers, strictly speaking. The form originates with our spiritual … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 81: An Appeal To Catholics

In his conclusion to Populorum Progressio, Pope Paul VI first addressed an appeal “To Catholics.” First, it is the duty of a Catholic to work for change in the secular world: 81. We appeal, first of all, to Our (daughters … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 240: When Conflict Comes

Pope Francis reminds us not to misinterpret the Gospel for personal sentiment against peace, or get waylaid by an attachment to discouragement and hopelessness: 240. Yet when we reflect upon forgiveness, peace and social harmony, we also encounter the jarring … Continue reading

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