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The Deaconess Drama: Waiting for the Pope

The Pope recently said he would set up a commission to do a thorough study of the ancient practice of women deacons – what it meant and, presumably, how current practice might or might not change in the light of it. … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Living Advent

Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas, just as Lent is a time of preparation for Easter. It starts each year on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, and ends on the evening of Christmas Eve. Over time, the emphasis … Continue reading

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Getting to the core of the “gay marriage” debate

For a while I have been wanting to write a post about the “gay marriage” debate. I am often frustrated by the way discussions on this topic play out in the media and on the internet, because most of the … Continue reading

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Homily for May 26, Pentecost Sunday

Based on these readings: May 26, Pentecost Sunday (year B) Happy Pentecost! Today, we celebrate a very important moment in the history of the Church. Christ rose from the dead, and spent fifty days teaching and encouraging His Apostles and disciples … Continue reading

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A blogger gets it right about the gay marriage debate, from a Catholic perspective

All to often, the gay marriage debate is oversimplified and both pro- and contra- positions are misrepresented. So, I was very happy to see this article by Marc Barnes: 4 Ways the Gay Marriage Debate Has Been Rigged The article … Continue reading

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Homily for May 13, VI Sunday of Easter

Homily for May 13, VI Sunday of Easter I’m not sure who came up this idea first, but someone on the internet has developed an interesting way of analyzing and presenting the frequency that words occur in a document or … Continue reading

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Homilycast #207: April 27, Friday of the III week of Easter

Here is my homily for today, recorded during the 9AM Mass at St. Joachim’s in Rockport. You can hear all of my “homilycasts” by copying this URL: https://advenus.wordpress.com/category/podcast-2/feed/ and adding it to your favorite podcast client software. For instance, in … Continue reading

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