Category Archives: Saints

Mary Magdalene, Apostle

One easy, logical, and appropriate step for liturgy. If it had come from Pope Benedict XVI it wouldn’t have surprised me. CDWDS secretary Arthur Roche: Therefore it is right that the liturgical celebration of this woman has the same grade … Continue reading

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Of Daniel Berrigan

I never met the man, but we did live in the same state for a number of years. I guess I was just too young. I put this short piece from And the Risen Bread on my facebook feed, but … Continue reading

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The Mercy of Peter

I’ve always found John 21:15 and Jesus’ question a bit off: Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these? In this weekend’s reading, it occurred to me that Jesus might not have been asking what I thought … Continue reading

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Feast Day!

One of the conversations from my period of instruction* before I became a Catholic went somewhat as follows. Fr McCarthy informed me that my name was not that of a saint and that I needed a patron saint for my … Continue reading

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From Anselm of Canterbury

A bit more than a third of the way through Lent, and perhaps it is time for some encouragement from the sainted Benedictine monk Anselm: O my God teach my heart where and how to seek you, where and how to … Continue reading

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Catholics ♥ @ Liturgy

The “day” of that “saint” was getting some mention today at Mass and online. Just a reminder that liturgists have a “heart” day, too. The third Friday after Pentecost. Today was the First Sunday of Lent. If you press things … Continue reading

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Merton on Mercy

From Chapter 11 of No Man Is An Island: We can have the mercy of God whenever we want it, by being merciful to others: for it is God’s mercy that acts on them, through us, when He leads us … Continue reading

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