Daily Archives: 10 August 2021

MR Prefaces: Ordinary Sunday IV

Can one get “the history of salvation” in one sentence? The Roman Missal gives it to us. What four events define Jesus’ saving act? Incarnation, Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension. This is like a mini-Creed. We have four brief statements about … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 83: An Appeal To All of Good Will

Pope Paul Appeals To All Men (and Women) of Good Will: 83. Finally, We look to all (people) of good will, reminding them that civil progress and economic development are the only road to peace. Even those who do not … Continue reading

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TC Letter 9: The Sacrament of Unity

In his explanatory letter accompanying Traditionis Custodes, Pope Francis did not number his document. I’m identifying each post for easier reference and to sequence this effort. In this post, a brief ninth paragraph: Dear brothers in the Episcopate, Sacrosanctum Concilium … Continue reading

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Are We Gloating Yet?

I noticed the governor of Louisiana is fasting and praying at lunch time this week “for our health care workers & all those affected by COVID-19.”┬áIs that priority right? I doubt that sincere believers would stop at the first one … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 242: Don’t Give In To Anger

242. The important thing is not to fuel anger, which is unhealthy for our own soul and the soul of our people, or to become obsessed with taking revenge and destroying the other. No one achieves inner peace or returns … Continue reading

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