Daily Archives: 29 September 2021

St Michael’s Mass

If a Catholic went to daily Mass today, they probably heard one reading plus the Gospel. In the Lectionary, number 647, one will find an “or” between Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and Revelation 12:7-12ab. If your parish observes a name feast of … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: Apostles II

The Roman Missal provides two prefaces for a feast of an apostle. The second has a wider application beyond just Saints Peter and Paul, as the rubric informs: The following preface is said in Masses of the Apostles and Evangelists. … Continue reading

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St Raphael Prayer

For today’s feast, my favorite archangel of the three. Raphael, lead us toward those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for us. Raphael, Angel of happy meeting, lead us by the hand toward those we are looking for. … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: The Beauty of Creation, Pastoral Proposals, Part 1

Our tour of this document’s section III-1, The Beauty of Creation, gets down to earth with Pastoral Proposals . We will see these again later for other subjects. For now, though … Particular attention to nature helps discover in it the mirror … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 4: The Synod’s View, Part 2

Recent popes have not avoided the message of reconciliation: My predecessors constantly preached reconciliation and invited to reconciliation the whole of humanity and every section and portion of the human community that they saw wounded and divided.* And the footnote: … Continue reading

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