Daily Archives: 2 June 2006

Italian jets

My window is an interesting place. Today is a civil holiday in Italy. There were flyovers by military jets as part of the ceremonies. I caught some of the action. Read More

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Friday after Ascension in the 7th Week of Easter


This is a time of year when many are being received into the Church and young people are being confirmed. Sometimes, very often as a matter of fact, confirmation winds up being the exitus sacrament rather than the aditus sacrament bringing them into deeper participation in the Church. Many of our brothers and sister, once their formal catechism ended, have never bothered to continue their Christian formation in the faith in which we believe, so that the faith by which we believe could also increase. So, they come to their 70th year with the “faith” of a 17 year old, or even a 7 year old, and not in the sense Jesus’ was talking about in Mark 10:13-16!

Going back to the roots of this prayer, I am lead to muse on the issue of being an enemy of the faith. Enemies are not only those who take up arms and wickedly fight against you. They are also those who stand around and do nothing. Read More


Sacrifice the bishops to gain a … nuncio

ASIANEWS has a fascinating piece about your favorite Cardinal and mine, the Bishop of Hong Kong, Joseph Zen:   The cardinal yesterday took possession of his titular church, Holy Mary, Mother of the Redeemer, in Rome. The Chinese government “has … Read More

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