Monthly Archives: June 2005

Presbyterorum Ordinis 18-21: Aids to the Life of Priests

That’s what part three (consisting of sections 18-21) is entitled. First, on aids to encourage the spiritual life … priests share the celebration of the Eucharist, Word and Sacrament, with the laity. They should avail themselves of the sacraments of … Continue reading

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Presbyterorum Ordinis 17: Priests and Poverty

Presbyterorum Ordinis 17 tackles poverty. In sum, it encourages clergy to practice voluntary poverty. Some highlights: By living in the world, let priests know how not to be of the world, according to the word of our Lord and Master. … Continue reading

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Ready or not?

As a space geek, I want to see the space program thrive with both a human presence in space as well as far flung robot/computer probes. The space shuttle has been a problem from the beginning: a good concept awash … Continue reading

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It won’t tell you your IQ, which Harry Potter character you “are,” or score points with your credit card holders, but … Vote for your favorite Cassini photo.

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Presbyterorum Ordinis 16: On Celibacy

(Celibacy is to be embraced and esteemed as a gift). Perfect and perpetual continence for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven, commended by Christ the Lord and through the course of time as well as in our own days … Continue reading

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Presbyterorum Ordinis 15: Readiness for Service

Among the virtues that priests must possess for their sacred ministry none is so important as a frame of mind and soul whereby they are always ready to know and do the will of him who sent them and not … Continue reading

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Presybterorum Ordinis 14: A Healthy Balance in the Priestly Life

Continuing an examination of Presybterorum Ordinis, the Vatican II document on the Life and Ministry of Priests, section 14 treats the need for balance in a priest’s life. Reiterating previous points made on adhering one’s life to Christ and the … Continue reading

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