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Monday
Feb122018

Lead Us Not into Temptation

The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain by Duccio di Buoninsegna (c. 1308-1311)


By Joey Royal

SINCE EARLY December the media have been abuzz about some comments Pope Francis made in an interview with a Catholic television station in Rome. The interviewer had asked him about a new translation of the Lord’s Prayer. The Catholic church in France had recently dropped “lead us not into temptation” and adopted instead “do not

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Saturday
Feb102018

Praying the Litany as a Lenten Discipline 

Illustration: David Wysotski/Allure Illustrations


By Sue Careless

IF YOU are resolving to pray more through Lent, you might consider using the majestic Litany in the Book of Common Prayer. This beautiful intercessory prayer has a sweep and thoroughness that few others can match.

“Litany,” in Greek, means prayer or supplication. But in English it refers to a form of prayer

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Saturday
Feb102018

Justification, Sanctification & Social Justice 

A Byzantine mosaic from Ravenna, Italy, showing a beardless Christ separating the sheep from the goats. 

By David Smith

IN A PREVIOUS issue of TAP, I wrote an article about justification and sanctification and how the distinction between them was crucial for the Reformation idea of the Christian life. The teaching was summed up by Anglican theologian Richard Hooker

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Saturday
Feb102018

Some surprising trends: The Youth of Today


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RECENT STUDIES of young people in rich countries show youth are actually better behaved and less hedonistic today than teens were two decades ago. They use less tobacco, alcohol and hard drugs (marijuana use is still high) and are initiating sex at a later age. Juvenile crime is down and boys report that they find it easier to talk with their fathers. Yet today’s teens, with all their social media savvy, are lonelier

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Saturday
Feb102018

Cleanse the Thoughts of Our Hearts 

Rev. Pete Molloy (Photo: Sue Careless)

RECENTLY I have moved to a new parish, a parish whose liturgical tradition is really quite different from that to which I have been accustomed. It is a very interesting experience. I have never been a liturgical purist; I have opinions certainly, but I am quite happy to slip into other traditions

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