Of Serbs, Salvation, and Sunburns

We have almost everything in common.
 ~ Pope St. John Paul II

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What I Mean When I Say ‘Amen’

You know what we get to do today, Brooks? We get to play baseball.

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The Bishop Next Door

Be shepherds: with the ‘odor of the sheep,’ make it real….
~ Pope Francis

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Of Theologizing, Conversion, and the Magisterium

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I should like to add to all this that the church has the prior right to question us….
The church is our pastor.
~ Helmut Thielicke

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Grafted In: Of Priests, Vines, and Moving On

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The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you.
~ St. John Mary Vianney

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Custody of the Holy Land

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Alongside the history of salvation there exists a geography of salvation.
~ Pope Paul VI

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A Memorial Tribute to a Good Shepherd

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Bishop John M. D’Arcy addressing the alternative Notre Dame graduation rally, May 17, 2009.

 

Justify your episcopal dignity by your unceasing concern for the spiritual and temporal welfare of your flock.

Give yourself to prayer continually, ask for wisdom greater than you now have, keep alert with an unflagging spirit.

The greater the toil, the richer the reward.

~ St. Ignatius of Antioch

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The Synod in the Rear-View Mirror: What Happened and Why It Matters

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Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse, and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.
~ Rick Riordan

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Abortion, Excommunication, and the Pedagogy of Law

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“The forgiveness of God cannot be denied to one who has repented.”
~ Pope Francis

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Of Planned Parenthood, Politics, and the Catholic Glass Ceiling

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Because I’m pro-life, my religion is always thrown in there like some little code word saying, “Watch out for this guy. He’s a Catholic. He’s one of those people.”
~ Robert P. Casey, Sr.

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