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Mile-High … Marriage?

From what I hear in pastoral ministry circles, the term “convalidation” is heading out the door. I’m sure there’s a reason. It’s likely a good one. Much cooing over Pope Francis doing something to regularize/recognize/bless a civil marriage between two … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Accusation

Even Cardinal O’Malley is visibly perturbed at an off-the-cuff, seemingly angry remark by the Holy Father. This one, regarding a controversial bishop: The day someone brings me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk. But there is not one … Continue reading

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The Problem Of Chit Chat

I see many keystrokes online are devoted to the latest from Pope Francis on liturgy: Mass isn’t the time for chit chat. It’s a time for silence, to prepare for dialogue, a moment of gathering yourself and prepare for meeting … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 15: Synthesis

Let’s wrap up this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. The final word of encouragement: passion. I would like to sum up all of this in a phrase that I leave to you as … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 14: Looking With the Eyes of the Poor

More from Pope Francis and his address to his brother bishops of Latin America. One more thing: in this sense, hope must always look at the world with the eyes of the poor and from the situation of the poor. … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 13: The Laity

Pope Francis takes notice of the laity in this address of the Holy Father to his brother bishops of Latin America. Many of today’s Catholics attempt to justify or explain away clericalism, clouding definitions or appealing to some vague sense … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Address to CELAM 12: Hope Has A Woman’s Face

Pope Francis looks to the women of Latin America in this address to his brother bishops south of the Mexico-US border. In Latin America, hope has a woman’s face I need not dwell on the role of women on our … Continue reading

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