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Pope Envy

I read Fr James Martin had a half-hour meeting with the world’s most famous Jesuit. Though I don’t want to go there, I can imagine the spinning in some Catholic circles. Why wasn’t time made available for the dubi-cardinals? Was … Continue reading

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On The Lord’s Prayer: Why Words Aren’t Important

I saw a Fox News headline arrive in my newsfeed about Pope Francis changing the words of the Lord’s Prayer. Interesting, I thought. When was the Fox interested in what was going on in Italy? I could lament about the … Continue reading

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GeE 176-177: Crowned By Mary

The Mother of Jesus exemplifies discipleship, and remains a model and guide for those who wish to adhere more closely to the teachings and way of the Son: 176. I would like these reflections to be crowned by Mary, because … Continue reading

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GeE 175: Last Words On Discernment

175. When, in God’s presence, we examine our life’s journey, no areas can be off limits. In all aspects of life we can continue to grow and offer something greater to God, even in those areas we find most difficult. … Continue reading

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GeE 174: The Logic Of Gift And Of The Cross

One final note on discernment, The logic of gift and of the cross. First, a note to those who complain God works too slowly: 174. An essential condition for progress in discernment is a growing understanding of God’s patience and his … Continue reading

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GeE 173: Attention To Gospel And Magisterium

More on listening: 173: Naturally, this attitude of listening entails obedience to the Gospel as the ultimate standard, but also to the Magisterium that guards it, as we seek to find in the treasury of the Church whatever is most … Continue reading

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GeE 172: Speak, Lord

When we are silent in conversation, it inspires a friend or loved one to speak. Pope Francis knows that our discipline of silence invites God, and we need not even utter, “Speak, Lord.” When another human being talks to us, … Continue reading

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