Daily Archives: 21 September 2021

Pope Francis On Language Studies

I was reading an America piece on Pope Francis, his supposed criticism of critics. What struck me most was not his deserving to be criticized because he is a sinner, but his concern about young priests who want to veer … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia Coming Up

Before we get to the meat of the next document we’ll examine here, a bit of set-up. Before Pope John Paul II wrote Reconciliatio et Paenitentia, there was a synod. Some criticized the synods under this pope and his successor … Continue reading

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World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Ruth

I wasn’t aware the WDMR (their acronym, not mine) has been a thing since 1914. That was a very interesting first year, as the last Sunday in September was two months after the Great War hostilities began. Our archbishop has … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: The Way of Beauty, Pathway towards the Truth and the Good, part 1

Section II has a part 3 “The Way of Beauty, Pathway towards the Truth and the Good.” Helping us here is the Swiss theologian who wrote of beauty, and the human experience of finding God in it. First up, the … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 284: Fundamentalism and Violence

284. At times fundamentalist violence is unleashed in some groups, of whatever religion, by the rashness of their leaders. From a speech early in his papal ministry: Yet, “the commandment of peace is inscribed in the depths of the religious … Continue reading

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