Pope Francis on Clericalism and The Role of Lay Catholics

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Pope Francis with Elderly woman

“The faith we have received is a gift that came to us, in many cases, from our mothers and grandmothers.”

Pope Francis’ recent remarks on the laity, the baptized, here: Pope Warns Against Clericalism, Speaks of Lay Catholics. And from Catholic News AgencyPope Warns Against a Babysitter Church. More on living your baptism here.

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TCC Playlist: The Everlasting Now by Prince

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Prince memorial

“Preach the Good News. Don’t let nobody bring you down.”

Soul music is often about sex and God, eros and the eschaton. On April 21, 2016 the soul, funk and R&B star Prince, died at the age of 57. He was raised a Seventh Day Adventist and eventually became a Jehovah’s Witness. In Christianity Today read: A Pop Music Priest in A Secular World. And Prince’s Holy Lust. Here’s a performance everyone can appreciate. It’s after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Lost Ones and Final Hour by Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Hill

“Wisdom is better than silver and gold.”

After becoming a mother, Lauryn Hill released her solo album (1998). In the lyrics, she wrestles with our society’s limited conception of a good life (power, status, money, etc.) and preaches about finding freedom in love and God. More and the music after the jump:

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