EG 181: Evangelization Concerns Everything

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Vasnetsov_Maria_Magdalene One challenge in our relationships with seekers as well as those within the body we are urging to a greater, deeper evangelical effort, is to view the conversion to Christ as the conversion of everything.

For the individual, we do not selectively convert while we are at Mass, or in class, or just on Sundays, or just when we’re in church. A truly Christian conversion, and a truily Christian culture will have obvious and tangible effects in the world–in everything, really.

181. The kingdom, already present and growing in our midst, engages us at every level of our being and reminds us of the principle of discernment which Pope Paul VI applied to true development: it must be directed to “all (people) and the whole (person)”.[Populorum Progressio 14] We know that “evangelization would not be complete if it did not take account of the unceasing interplay of the Gospel and…

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Yes, Some People Will Have to Pay Back Their Obamacare Subsidies

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Obama giveth and Obama taketh and it’s always someone else’s money.

Are you one of the one million people (more or less) receiving the wrong Obamacare subsidies?

Maybe I should re-phrase that. Are you receiving an Obamacare subsidy? If so, you’ll want to read this.

The Foundry-Heritage Foundation

Obamacare offers subsidies to help pay for health insurance – if you are buying insurance through the federal exchange and your income qualifies. But now the word is out that at least 1 million people are probably getting the wrong subsidy amounts.

The Washington Post has inside sources providing all sorts of juicy details on this problem – but it didn’t take an investigative reporter to predict this was going to happen.

Heritage expert Alyene Senger warned that Obamacare’s subsidies are tied to income – and if your income changes at any point during the year, your subsidy is supposed to change…

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Bad Liturgy 1: Reserving the Blood

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dropper If I were to start blogging today, maybe I would title my site “Bad Liturgy.” Why? I reflect on a few recent practices in my parish and I think about how much worse it was in the past. I just left a meeting earlier today that I might tell y’all about in ten years or so.

I remember one episode some time ago in which I was clearing out the tabernacle at Triduum. I found a small medicine bottle with an eye dropper. It was labeled “Precious Blood.” I was grateful for the label, as I would not have been able to tell what the substance was had it not been for the context or the description.

Most of the accidents remained stuck to the interior of the vial. I didn’t have a laboratory brush or pipe cleaner for the dropper, so I left it in the hands of one…

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