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Father Bosco, of Liturgy.co.nz fame, has saintly news from the Vatican

Pope Francis to make Martin Luther a Saint on October 31

Pope Francis

An embittered Vatican insider (many of them saw this day coming) has leaked the document that Pope Francis has been working on together with Lutheran leaders: Stultus Aprilis.

Pope Francis, always surprising people during the four years so far of his pontificate, is preparing to announce that Martin Luther is certainly in heaven. This is called equipollent canonization – where, by virtue of his position as the Vicar of Christ, […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Abide in Me

John 15:1-11

On some Sunday mornings I groan under the burden of participating in the prayers of our communal worship.  Rather than actually praying I sigh and shuffle and think of who I need to talk to at coffee hour or worry about what wasn’t in the bulletin.  The minutes creep by.  With irritation I chafe under phrases like “Father Almighty”, which under the best of circumstances are impenetrably alien to me.  And the whole of salvation history sails right by […]

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