Such poor celebrations turn people away and deprive them of a wonderful opportunity to experience communal reconciliation which “shows more clearly the communal nature of penance”
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What might parishes do around this time to mark the end of the Year of Jubilee?
This is not a question of interreligious prayer (which is a delicate question), but of interreligious encounter.
Should the Church be holding more open-air reconciliation events, out in the sunshine?
We are reminded that we can never be satisfied by ordinary food, which satisfies only momentarily but then perishes.
What is the experience of the second rite of the sacrament of reconciliation in your parish?
Fourteen years ago today, at about this time, we watched the unfolding events of September 11, 2001. Let us pray for all those who suffered that tragedy, and for those throughout the world who suffer persecution, displacement, war, and terror. May our remembering lead us to the realization of peace. Send to Kindle
What does your parish do when Catholics who have left the church behind seek to return home? What ritual expressions, if any, do you give to this return? Are there any resources available for these journeys? An Austrian friend e-mailed me a recently asking whether it was true that in the U.S. some catholic parishes […]