Daily Archives: 2 June 2005

More Rings

Picture of the day on the Cassini web site. Back in 1979 when Pioneer 11 was aimed to Saturn from its Jupiter encounter earlier in the decade, there was talk of sending the probe through the Cassini division, but as … Continue reading

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Even Conservatives have been Coopted by the Culture

Three things to start off the day: Check out the main page of Una Voce, an organization devoted to the Tridentine Mass. Look carefully at the picture. Why are the lay people facing the south transcept instead of the altar? … Continue reading

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Presbyterorum Ordinis 3: Priests in the World: Set Apart, not Separated

(P)riests, while engaging in prayer and adoration, or preaching the word, or offering the Eucharistic Sacrifice and administering the other sacraments, or performing other works of the ministry for (people), devote all this energy to the increase of the glory … Continue reading

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Presbyterorum Ordinis 2b: It Gets Them Nervous …

Talking about the priesthood of the baptized without the qualifier: The same Lord, however, has established ministers among his faithful to unite them together in one body in which, “not all the members have the same function.” These ministers in … Continue reading

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Presbyterorum Ordinis 2a: Priesthood of the Baptized, for Starters

Presbyterorum Ordinis, the decree on the Ministry and Life of Priests, was promulgated at the fourth and final session of Vatican II. It’s probably as good a place as any to start a lay person’s assessment of the Catholic priesthood. … Continue reading

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