Daily Archives: 14 September 2021

Re-Viewing National Treasure

I think my history-loving wife was hit with nostalgia this morning. My breakfast fixing was accompanied by Trevor Rabin’s uplifting and patriot-inspiring score and I immediately knew what was on the tube. This flick was a favorite as the young … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: Accepting the Challenge, part 3

Beginning with the simple experience of the marvel-arousing meeting with beauty, the┬ávia pulchritudinis can open the pathway for the search for God, and disposes the heart and spirit to meet Christ, who is the Beauty of Holiness Incarnate, offered by … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: Common Preface IV

Let’s discuss “Praise, the gift of God.” This is another preface that can be dropped on any Ordinary weekday when a saint isn’t a required feature for the choice of liturgy. The English MR2: … and the current Missal text: … Continue reading

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Cardinal Cupich On Participation

One side of a continuing discussion on the US Bishops and whatever they might end up writing. With some interspersed commentary, here’s Cardinal Cupich on participation: The Eucharist as Summons to Participation The heart of the Eucharistic prayers we hear … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 277: Christian Identity

What is “Christian identity”? This is important in acknowledging how we are distinctive in the world. Are we just an institution? A country club? First, let’s recall how we view other “families” in the world: 277. The Church esteems the … Continue reading

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