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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Don’t Take the Bible Literally

Don’t Take the Bible Literally

The recent translation of a fourth-century document by African-born Italian bishop Fortunatianus of Aquileia has resulted in a lot of internet (and non-internet) – I’m going to say – confusion. This link leads you to that translation of Fortunatianus of Aquileia, Commentary on the Gospels. Read Fortunatianus here. Dr Hugh Houghton, of the University of… Continue Reading

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No Turning Back

No Turning Back

After this teaching, after this long path we can affirm with certainty and magisterial authority that the liturgical reform is irreversible. Pope Francis to the 68th Italian National Liturgical Week. In Pope Francis’ message to the Liturgical Week, the Pope noted that reform of the books was one thing, renewing the church is related: “it… Continue Reading

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Resources for 22nd Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 22nd Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that what is good within us may flourish] Pause God of power and might, [or Faithful God] source of all good, graft in our hearts the love of your name, and bind us more closely to you so that you nourish the goodness you sow in us and, by your… Continue Reading

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Creation Season 2017

Creation Season 2017

In the month of September, and concluding on the feast of St Francis on October 4, many people focus on creation. For Christians, creation is not merely an academic discussion about evolution or not – it is now, much more, seen as an essential part of mission, in partnership with others who share concern for… Continue Reading

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Resources for 21st Ordinary Sunday

Resources for 21st Ordinary Sunday

Let us pray (in silence) [that God will make us one in mind and heart] pause O God, you inspire the hearts of the faithful with a single longing, grant your people to love what you command and to desire what you promise, so that in all the changes and chances of this uncertain world,… Continue Reading

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