Daily Archives: 17 January 2022

Lobbying For Others

Fr James Martin reports on yesterday’s Gospel reading, and this exchange while on pilgrimage at Cana: But on a more human level, it seems that Mary may have understood that it was the right time (the “kairos”) for her son, … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 31: Some Fundamental Convictions, Part 7: Satisfaction

Continuing on the notion of Some Fundamental Convictions, we get to an aspect ill-named in Catholic parlance. The confessor “gives a penance.” What is that? A theologian refers to an “act of satisfaction,” and I’m still not enamored of that term. … Continue reading

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