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The first feast of St. Mary Magdalene - what it does and does not mean

It’s odd. Pope Francis recently promoted today’s celebration of Saint Mary Magdalene from a memorial to a feast, the same category as the celebrations of most of the Apostles, and almost all I read can be summarised as “Mary Magdalene is now finally an Apostle, so we will soon have women priests”. 322 more words

Jesus Christ

Tables

​“It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.” (Acts 6:2)

But I served a few tables and the word of God was preached. 67 more words

Poems

Foot (or Fish?) in Mouth: A Grand Tradition

… This post is for any fellow Catholic lay people who have been feeling a certain anxiety about the controversies involving Pope Francis over the last few years.   866 more words

Faith

Song of Shamus

Went to friend Shamus asked, what should I do?
I married a goddess who’s turned into a shrew.
She who once serviced my every single desire… 388 more words

Poetry

The Cross of Christ

I hope that you found new insights into the meaning of suffering in the short readings on pages 41-44 of Coming Down the Mountain this morning. 394 more words

ACTS

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (29 June 2016)

When you go to Rome, you have the opportunity to visit there the four major basilicas of the Catholic world. They are Saint John Lateran, the cathedral of the diocese of Rome; Saint Mary Major, the oldest and most important of all churches dedicated to the Mother of God; Saint Peter’s in the Vatican; and Saint Paul’s outside the Walls. 230 more words

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