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WDTPRS – 12th Ordinary Sunday: His Name – Holy Fear, Holy Consolation

This coming Sunday’s prayers is wonderful sing!  It is stark and lavish and carefully balanced and quintessentially Roman. This week’s Collect, also in 1962 Missale Romanum for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost, was in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary for the Sunday after the Ascension … Continue reading

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“Certain offices in human society require the officeholder to be loved and feared of men.”

Here is a little Patristiblogger offering for your midday consideration. This morning a priest friend and I were talking about the problems of leadership and being hated, loved, or feared. Classic question: Is it better to be loved or feared? … Continue reading

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John 14:1 – “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”

“Noli timere!  Fear not!  Do not be afraid!” No matter how we might phrase it, this confident reliance on God, which seeks to look beyond the present moment, is at the heart of the Christian message. With that in mind, … Continue reading

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