Daily Archives: 3 October 2021

Diocese of Rome Synod Address

How would you readers feel about another document? On Saturday 18 September 2021, Pope Francis addressed his diocese on the upcoming 2021-23 synod. Each diocese is invited to engage the process over the next two years. My own archbishop recommended … Continue reading

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Bepi Colombo Reaches Mercury

The Japan/Europe probe to Mercury has made its first flyby of the solar system’s smallest planet almost three years into the mission. It is surprisingly difficult to reach Mercury; there are still more than four years before the main phase … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: For the Dead II

The Roman Missal provides five prefaces for a funeral or memorial Mass.  These may also be chosen for the liturgy on November 2nd. For being super-brief, I don’t recall ever hearing it. The MR2 reads:   And the MR3: For … Continue reading

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How About The State Library?

My wife mentioned this story earlier tonight.  On Wednesday, a state lawmaker filed a resolution to have the Bible designated as the official state book of Texas. The resolution, filed by State Rep. Glenn Rogers, (R-Brownwood), explains the Bible has served as … Continue reading

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Fruiting Body

On my evening walk and the fungi fibers inside the stump of a tree some neighbors had cut down earlier this summer blossomed into a fruiting body. Same pink and peach colors as six weeks ago. I went back to … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: Beauty Inspired by the Faith, Part 2

Let’s continue with the thought of Beauty Inspired by the Faith. Great art, as can be afforded by many cathedrals and basilicas, and Rome, certainly can inspire. What sort of encouragement for art is given in far-flung dioceses, mission territories, … Continue reading

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The Suit of Mr Voris

Not the one he wears. A legal thing. The organization usually known as Church Militant is suing the city of Baltimore for putting the clamp on its rally protesting the upcoming USCCB meeting in Baltimore. I had seen an initial … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 4: The Synod’s View, Part 6

We continue with the very long fourth section. This paragraph begins with a premise very familiar to those in 12-Step recovery. Read over the steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and see if you can’t discern there the importance of the personal … Continue reading

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