Daily Archives: 7 October 2021

Traditional Mass and Papal Popularity

Apparently, the advent of Traditionis Custodes hasn’t nudged Pope Francis’ US popularity one way or the other, according to the Pew Research Center. 1/6 still disapprove. 1/3 hadn’t even heard of his restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass. Teflon pope? … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 119 IV

Over a decade ago, we blogged on section 347 of the Order of Christian Funerals (OCF). According to the Church, these psalms may be “chosen for use in various places within the rites.” Mostly, I think this section was designed … Continue reading

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Diocese of Rome Synod Address, Part 4, Peter and Cornelius

The encounter between Saint Peter and Cornelius in Acts 10 is significant for introducing oneself to the synod process and reflecting on it. The first thing to notice is that the Holy Spirit is active. As an apostle and close … Continue reading

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The Cooperation Question

I know the development of covid-19 vaccines involved touches on a troublesome past. Brett Salkeld does some of the moral theology lifting for us here. To be honest, the complaints from the political pro-life movement were not enough to make … Continue reading

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Lucy And The Trojans

          No, not them. A new NASA mission that was flying under my radar launches next week. “Lucy” derives from the fossil human ancestor dug up in Africa last century, and the Trojans are a group … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: The Beauty of the Arts, Pastoral Proposals, Part 1

Section III-2 The Beauty of the Arts concludes with Pastoral Proposals which are referenced in part by certain documents: John Paul II’s Letter to Artists is a fundamental reference point here, and finds a clear echo in the passage cited from the Pontifical Council for Culture’s … Continue reading

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American Football, Still King

That NFL coach, a presumed family man, still without a win, partying with young women in a bar. You have to wonder what these guys are thinking. The wonder extends even beyond the football team itself in North Carolina where … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 5: From the Brother Who Was Lost…

From the Brother Who Was Lost… “There was a man who had two sons; the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that falls to me,’ ” says Jesus as he begins the … Continue reading

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Iron Rain

They tell you that this rain can sting and look down … When I read this astronomy report, I was thinking of this song, a favorite from the 80s. I don’t know that iron vapor or liquid droplets are red. … Continue reading

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