Daily Archives: 14 October 2021

Satisfaction at Work, Pandemic Era

Who could have imagined that bossy people like work a lot more than the bossed? I wonder about church employees. In my current parish, we have seven people rotate half to full days as receptionists at the church office. The … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Special Observance On A Sunday

A few special observances can bump a green or a Christmas Sunday (yes, even Holy Family Sunday) from the liturgical calendar. We spoke of those in the series on Masses for Various Needs and Occasions. A local bishop can also … Continue reading

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Diocese of Rome Synod Address, Part 11, A Mass of Leavened Dough

Another good image from the brain of Pope Francis:  You see, then, how our Tradition is like a mass of leavened dough; we can see it growing and in that growth is communion: journeying together brings about true communion. Here … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: The Luminous Beauty of Christ, Part 2

We continue with the Pontifical Council for Culture’s reflection on The Luminous Beauty of Christ and its Reflection in Christian Holiness. It may be predictable a curial entity would look to a church subculture close to its circle of friends: This … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 8: The Reconciling Church, Part 1

Section 8 of this apostolif exhortation is devoted to a brief study of The Reconciling Church. Pope John Paul II first looks to the teaching of one of the great Doctors of the Church, his fifth century predecessor in the … Continue reading

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