Daily Archives: July 4, 2011

Good News from China

Agenzia Fides, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies, reported on June 20, that the ordinations of ten deacons and two priests were signs of hope for the Chinese people. Bishop Joseph Xing Wen Zhi, the auxiliary bishop of … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Independence Day

Today is Independence Day, of course. Looking out of my room here there is nothing but sunshine, a breeze and much greenery. A German family was traveling down the River Road recently (i.e., U.S. Highway 61 along the Mississippi River … Continue reading

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Pope St. Clement I on Church Unity

Today’s Office of Readings includes a selection from Pope Clement I’s letter to the Corinthians, written not long after the original twelve Apostles lived. It is a splendid reflection on unity within the Church. As always, I use an Italian … Continue reading

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