Daily Archives: 27 August 2022

The Innocents of War

I see Pope Francis taking a bit of heat for referring to Darya Dugina, a Russian nationalist and vocal supporter of war, as an innocent. What is the distinction between a soldier who pulls a trigger, and a citizen who … Continue reading

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Desiderio Desideravi 43: Giving Glory

43. The Liturgy gives glory to God not because we can add something to the beauty of the inaccessible light within which God dwells (cf. 1 Timothy 6:16). Nor can we add to the perfection of the angelic song which … Continue reading

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Ministeria Quaedam 9: Norm 5, The Reader

In common parlance in American Catholicism, we use the term lector. Over the past half-century, we’ve become accustomed to this being a ministry of laypeople. Not just men, but women, teens, and children. For nearly every parish, the ministry as … Continue reading

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