The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary is sort of an odd feast. Which is ok. The reason it seems so odd is that the purpose or point of the doctrine is not usually understood (just like the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception is often misunderstood and commonly confused with the Virgin Birth). So what’s […]
O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of heaven: come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom. In the past, I’ve thought about today’s O Antiphon in terms of […]
This reflection is now available in Daniel P. Horan, OFM’s book Franciscan Spirituality for the 21st Century: Selected Reflections from the Dating God Blog and Other Essays, Volume One (Koinonia Press, 2013).
It is curious that so many people are so upset about the mention of the possibility of Salvation for all. Why is that? What is so threatening to these sorts of people about the possibility that God’s gracious love might triumph over the limited sense of justice and mercy that humanity has appropriated? Rob Bell, […]