Monthly Archives: April 2013

Letters from the Future

Notice something different about the readings at Mass these past few weeks? We normally talk about the three readings as “Old Testament, New Testament, Gospel.” (Not that the Gospels are not part of the New Testament, but they are in … Continue reading

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Did you watch?

Were you watching the coverage from Boston today? Were you watching the final stages this evening? If you were watching (or listening), – Why were you watching? Why did you turn it on? Why did you keep watching? – How … Continue reading

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Interesting take on Francis’ reform commission

The Tablet interprets the context, charter, and membership of this commission as a move that may have profound ecclesiological significance. I’d noticed, too, that the commission is made up almost exclusively of current or former bishops, and that more than … Continue reading

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What should ecclesiology study?

Ecclesiology should study the church in all its complexity, both synchronic and diachronic, historical and eschatological. This complex church comprises the social/communal human response – initiated, shaped, and sustained by the Holy Spirit – to the Christ event. It is … Continue reading

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