PRAYER BEFORE AN ELECTION

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LORD GOD, as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city, state, and country, and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.WE ASK FOR EYES that are free from blindness so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity, especially those who are victims of abuse and violence, deceit and poverty.WE ASK FOR EARS that will hear the cries of children unborn and those … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes at Vatican II: Yves Congar Captures a Historic Moment

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Yves Congar was a complex man.  The New York Times, in his obituary, called him a “vigorous ecumenist” and a “promoter of the laity.”  His life in the Church toggled between acclaim and rejection.So who was this controversial figure who played such a large role in the Second Vatican Council?Ordained to the priesthood in France in 1930, Congar served from 1931 to 1954 as chair of theology and apologetics at the Saulchoir, the Dominican seminary just south of Paris, where he taught on the d … [Read more...]


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