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Misc: Custody of the Eyes

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In this article in Celebration, the worship resource for The National Catholic Reporter, TCC’s own Melissa Musick describes watching reality television or walking through a mall and thinking, “In an age when we have leased our bodies and imaginations — and cheaply — to the pithy slogan and the thirty-second spot, perhaps its time to reconsider custody of the eyes. Custody of the eyes means my eyes are in my care.” Read the entire essay about, what David Foster Wallace would call, choosing what to worship, after the jump:

 

(For more, visit the Celebration website at www.celebrationpublications.org.)

10.1
Memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Doctor of the Church

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a shower of rose petals at the Vatican

In an age when we have learned to enshrine our worst traits as that which makes us particular and, God help us, interesting, let us ask Therese to pray that we, too, might learn “the little way.” (Above: a shower of rose petals at the Pantheon.) More from our own Melissa Musick after the jump:

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Pope Accepts Resignation of High-Spending German Bishop

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Bishop of Limburg

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Limburg, whose extravagant spending on his personal residence angered his congregation and ran afoul of the Holy Father’s message of humility and simplicity for the Catholic Church. Read about it in The New York Times here:  Pope Accepts Resignation of High-Spending German Bishop. His mansion will be used to serve the needy.