Daily Archives: 26 December 2021

Hannah and Her Son

Over the years, I’ve experienced a certain vehemence about not using the cycle A readings every year in Lent on those third, fourth, and fifth Sundays. The feeling strikes me as equally strong to stick to the cycle A options every … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 28: The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation, Part 1

CHAPTER TWO begins with a look at The Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. This is the last full chapter of the document, the conclusion of the third part which, you’ll recall, examines The Pastoral Ministry of Penance and Reconciliation. As we progress … Continue reading

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The Feast Of Stephen

Somewhere in my deep memory, there was a preacher who spoke with approval of the dropping of the observance of Christendom’s first martyr the day after the festivity of the Nativity. Let’s not get caught up too much in celebrations, … Continue reading

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