Daily Archives: 11 August 2021

MR Prefaces: Ordinary Sunday V

What is the most recognizable of the eight prefaces for Ordinary Time? Certainly the one associated with the Mass of Creation. In the Missal, it does title this priest’s text “Creation.” It wasn’t an invention by a Minnesota composer. Here, … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Romans 14:7-9, 10b-12

In the larger context of the letter to the Romans, the passage below is part of a teaching session by the apostle. Paul is concerned about a community that needs to identify itself with Jesus Christ. Christians have duties to … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 84: An Appeal To Government Authorities

Here, Pope Paul VI addressed his words To Government Authorities: 84. Government leaders, your task is to draw your communities into closer ties of solidarity with all (people), and to convince them that they must accept the necessary taxes on … Continue reading

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Crescent Moon and Venus

Before I put the car in gear to drive home last night, I texted the young miss to go out and catch the western sky. It was just after sunset. Much more impressive in person. Tonight, the planet will be … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 243: A Difficult Task

Is forgiveness an easy task? Pope Francis is a realist. He knows, as most of us do, that reconciliation among loved ones can seem impossible at times. Do cultures, groups, minorities within nations, and even international relations stand a chance? … Continue reading

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TC Letter 10: Abrogation

Whether it was 100%, 50, 15 (the various figures I’ve seen) the bishops of the world apparently gave Pope Francis ample input, and this is how he presents it: Responding to your requests, I take the firm decision to abrogate … Continue reading

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