Category Archives: Evocative

The Legion and Charism – another response to Ed Peters

Ed Peters has put together another response to the Legionaries of Christ / Regnum Christi (LC/RC) crisis, which is well worth reading. You can check it out here. Since I’m likely to be asked for a response, here’s a line-by-line:

I think that Fr. Alvaro Corcuera’s apparent claim that he knows nothing about Maciel’s behavior, except that Maciel sired a daughter, is utterly unbelievable. I have nothing else to say about this kind of stone-walling. I will simply re-endorse Dr. Germain Grisez’s and Mr. George

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Back when you could do this in public schools

In North Hampton, New Hampshire, the second grade acted out the Nativity story from the Gospels, for a Christmas pageant in 1965. Karen, poor thing, (“The Angel”) looked great in her wings, and made her first entrance, but gave her second-entrance speech, causing us to leapfrog over a big chunk of the script.
There was no turning back: we were suddenly post-partum, and hands swiftly brought out the Christ Child and popped him into the manger. So the teacher shooed me (Wise Man #2) and my colleagues

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et in hora mortis nostrae, amen

–Will you come with me?
–I’ll go with you.

Our parish is mourning two deaths in one family today. A 17-year-old altar server in our parish died shortly after midnight Tuesday after a lengthy fight with cancer. Dominic Davulis had been serving at Holy Trinity Church in Boston for most of his life and hoped to serve at the altar of God for years to come.
We all pray for the grace of a holy death. The circumstances around Dominic’s passing and the unexpected

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Papal Poland Pilgrimage Pics

Four priests stand in an office window to watch the Pope's Mass in Warsaw. What’s this: a window display at a clerical tailor?
But these four priests are no dummies: they’re watching the Pope’s Mass in Warsaw as they shelter from the rain in Pilsudski Square. AP’s pictures from the event are on-line at Yahoo.
Captions, anyone?

 

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Gaudium magnum

Anniversary audio:
The announcement of Pope Benedict’s election (6.5 MB)
His first address (in Italian) and a papal blessing (8.2 MB)

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