Daily Archives: 5 October 2021

Offer On The Table: Just Like Starting Over

I wasn’t planning on writing any more about the corruption and fraud trial at Vatican City. But I noticed this bit in the NCRep: The Vatican prosecutor conceded procedural errors Oct. 5 in his fraud and corruption investigation into the … Continue reading

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The Perfect Stranger

My wife found this film on a streaming platform the other night. I was listening to it from the bedroom for a few minutes. Then I came out to watch the last three-quarters. The cynic in me thought, “Apologetics: The … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: For the Dead IV

The fourth Roman Missal preface “for the dead” has a theme, in case a quick glance at the five pages of these texts is all there’s time to do: From earthly life to heavenly glory. Don’t harp on me if … Continue reading

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Diocese of Rome Synod Address, Part 2, Journeying Together

Next in Pope Francis’ address to the Diocese of Rome, an encouragement not to make him look bad: The first step of the process (October 2021–April 2022) will take place in each diocese. That why I am here, as your … Continue reading

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Playing God

The Daily Beast, a secular organ, headlines a bad Pope Francis in my news feed. A blogging friend labelled him a terrorist. I have to laugh. I don’t know if Cardinal Becciu, if he is convicted of the crimes of … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: Sacred Art, Instrument of Evangelization and Catechesis, Part 1

How can we describe art as an instrument of evangelization and catechesis? The modern view is twofold. Art is entertainment, a diversion of the serious or stressful aspects of life. Art is also decoration: we use it to put color … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 4: The Synod’s View, Part 8

The document which I now entrust to the sons and daughters of the church and also to all those who, whether they are believers or not, look to the church with interest and sincerity, is meant to be a fitting … Continue reading

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