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These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 00:00

TUESDAY, WEEK I, ORDINARY TIME

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
 Receive the word of God, not as the word of men,
 but as it truly is, the word of God. 
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
(1 Thes 2:13)

Yesterday, Pope Francis issued a Motu Propio (Spiritus Domini) that officially opened the ministries of Lector and Acolyte to women. This may seem a bit strange since most of us are accustomed to seeing women reading and serving at Mass. As Father Anthony Ruff, OSB, noted on his liturgy blog PrayTell (https://www.praytellblog.com/), “This is big.”

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2021-01/pope-francis-opens-ministries-lector-acolyte-women.html

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