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A Monk's Chronicle: 28 March MMXVI -- Christ is Truly Risen: What Now?

Christ is Truly Risen.  What Now?

We can only hope that for most Christians around the world Easter services were a truly moving experience.  At Saint John’s a familiar set of rituals carried us through Holy Week and into Easter, but that familiarity also provided moments of insight.   1,206 more words

A Monk's Chronicle: 21 March MMXVI -- Is There a Merciful God?

Is There a Merciful God?

Nearly a year ago the members of the Order of Malta in Seattle invited me to give a day of reflection, on the theme of the “year of mercy” that had been proclaimed by Pope Francis.   1,165 more words

Fr. Tom Reese on the Challenges at the Synod of the Family

The gradulalist penitential path for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion was proffered by Cardinal Walter Kasper, the 82 year old President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. 30 more words