Laudato Si’ and the Influence of Romano Guardini

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Enjoy one of the best commentaries I've yet read on "Laudato Si'", via guest Father Robert Barron Laudato Si' and Romano Guardini by Very Rev. Robert Barron In 1986, after serving in a variety of capacities in the Jesuit province of Argentina, Jorge Mario Bergoglio commenced doctoral studies in Germany. The focus of his research was the great twentieth century theologian and cultural critic Romano Guardini, who had been a key influence on, among many others, Karl Rahner, Henri de Lubac, and … [Read more...]

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Does Bringing Back Meatless Fridays Sound Good?

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In her stupendous novel In This House of Brede, author Rumer Godden chronicles the pre-and-post-Second-Vatican-Council journey of a successful English professional woman who becomes an enclosed Benedictine nun. When the novel’s main character, Philippa Talbot, is asked by a co-worker, “but will you be able to be obedient, a stiff-necked creature like you?” she responds rather naively, “I shall find it restful.”For the most part, she does. After a lifetime of settling and deciding matters for … [Read more...]

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Pew’s Numbers Wrong? They Won’t Be for Long!

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Guest blogger Russell Shaw takes a look at the Pew Study, and the realities before us. Something to sharpen our thinking about "Why We Remain Catholic" - ESby Russell Shaw The first and arguably most important thing to say about the Pew Research Center’s new overview of American religion is that it offers no grounds for either complacency or panic. What it does instead is invite -- perhaps demand -- that it be taken very seriously by responsible church people.In its first “religious lan … [Read more...]

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Hating God Was So Much Worse Than Being Catholic

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On social media, people are still responding to our invitation to explain why the heck they remain in this challenging, counter-cultural, sometimes counter-intuitive-seeming church.Here at Patheos, a couple more bloggers have answered the question, as well, and today we hear from two surprising sources who speak of having hated the whole notion of belief. Margaret Rose Realy gives a searingly personal account:At ten I stormed through a darkened church, past the communion rail and, … [Read more...]

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Christian Immigrants Being Thrown Overboard?

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Man, I really, really hope this story is not true: Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage:Italy's migration crisis took on a deadly new twist Thursday as police in Sicily reported that Muslim migrants had thrown 12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya, and an aid group said another 41 were feared drowned in a separate incident.Palermo police said they had detained 15 people suspected in the high seas assault, which they learned of while … [Read more...]

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Unnecessary Roughness: How Dumb was Britt McHenry?

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Saw people talking about this story on Twitter, and didn't think much about it; some woman had a non-work-related rant and got suspended for a week from her job? I tossed off a joke about "wimmen being kept in line" or something and forgot about it, until I visited Hot Air and actually saw the video.Holy Smokes!Hey, I understand people who are in stressful situations not putting their best self forward -- it happens to all of us. But Britt McHenry is just unnecessarily nasty and personal … [Read more...]

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Orthodox Christians Singing in Beirut! What Voices!

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Oh, I do love this!Something for all of my Orthodox friends out there -- a flash mob of Orthodox Christians in Lebanon, sharing the Easter news: "Jesus is Risen"Beautiful! And so wonderful to see in the second week of Easter, when, as Tom Zampino notes, most of the world has finished their chocolate bunnies and moved on. We need to keep our focus, and keep wondering, because we are still in Easter!I do love Orthodox singing! Here is another fave: "Our God is With Us". Something … [Read more...]

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Tree Change Dolls: Because Mary Anne Over Ginger

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I love this.When my nieces wanted Bratz dolls, I couldn't bring myself to buy them.Had I had an option to buy fresh-faced dolls that actually look like the girls who play with them? I'd have gone nuts with them.But then, I always did think Mary Anne was prettier and in all ways more interesting than Ginger. … [Read more...]

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How is the RFRA Issue Like the Rape Culture Issue?

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Been working on a project and late to the headlines, but something occurred to me after reading this and this and this and this and all of these, and watching this and this.There is a staggering amount of hysteria and outrage being spewed about Indiana's RFRA by many of the same people who -- just mere weeks ago -- were spewing in hysterical outrage about the nation's growing so-called "rape culture", and this despite disputed claims that 1 in 5 women are raped on college campuses, and a … [Read more...]

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What Nuns Do on the Annunciation Feast

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Our friends, the Dominican Nuns of Summit, NJ have a lovely tradition on the vigil of the Feast of the Annunciation: they process together to the Solemn Chapter for the Solemnity of the Annunciation, and then have the youngest sister-in-religion give a homily, addressing the community for the feast.This year, the honor went to a very-young-in-religion postulant:Mary is the great contemplative, the model for all contemplatives. What God asks of us is also beyond any ability we have, and … [Read more...]

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