Daily Archives: 13 August 2021

TC Letter 13: Prayer

Pope Francis concludes his letter to Catholic bishops with prayer: Upon you I invoke the Spirit of the risen Lord, that he may make you strong and firm in your service to the People of God entrusted to you by … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: Ordinary Sunday VII

The seventh Ordinary Sunday preface references John 3:16, the oft-quoted phrase from the Lord’s nighttime discussion with Nicodemus. Rather than focus on aspects of Jesus’ life that define his incarnation or the Paschal Mystery, the Church reminds us of the … Continue reading

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TC Letter 12: How To Proceed

After telling the bishops they are in charge in their own dioceses, not Rome, and not individual clergy, some advice: Indications about how to proceed in your dioceses are chiefly dictated by two principles: on the one hand, to provide … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 86-87: To All Promoters of Development

A final word from 1967 To All Promoters of Development: 86. Finally, a word to those of you who have heard the cries of needy nations and have come to their aid. We consider you the promoters and apostles of … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 245: Unity Is Greater Than Conflict

Pope Francis cites himself to stress unity is greater than conflict. 245. On numerous occasions, I have spoken of “a principle indispensable to the building of friendship in society: namely, that unity is greater than conflict… This is not to … Continue reading

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