Monthly Archives: July 2005

Christus Dominus 13: Bishop and Diocese, part 3

Christus Dominus section 13 continues the chapter discussed in the past two CD posts. Bishops must be able to teach “in a manner adapted to the needs of the times, that is to say, in a manner that will respond … Continue reading

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Cleaning House

I’ve also been updating the sidebar over there. Check out a few of those sites listed. One new blog is author Chet Raymo’s Science Musings. I’ve dropped in there from time to time, but the past few weeks I’ve been … Continue reading

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Simulating Space

As opposed to the real thing, you can also check out this web site to get views of solar system moons and planets from dozens of vantage points at any given time over a period of decades. This is how … Continue reading

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Where We’ve Been

Okay. That worked for web photos. Let’s try my hard drive. Don’t ask me the web site where you can go and click off the states or countries you’ve visited and they give you a map of your travels. The … Continue reading

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Saturn From Below

Anita is off to do some shopping this morning, so I’m playing with some picture posting things. Here’s Saturn at an angle you don’t see from earth.

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Sounds of Saturn

Go here to listen to the sounds of Saturn’s auroras.

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Do Catholics Need Warning Labels?

One interesting movement I’ve noted in St Blog’s is the recent request to move away from labels, especially the liberal/conservative variety. This site, Cosmos, Liturgy, Sex has had some fascinating discussions. David posted an essay yesterday on the topic to … Continue reading

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Cool Zoom

Nice animation zooming in on the icy moon Enceladus. Scientists did not originally consider the possibility of tectonic activity on the small moons of the outer solar system. The spectacular volcanoes of Io were guessed at shortly before the 1979 … Continue reading

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Christus Dominus 12: Bishop and Diocese part 2

Teaching is “conspicuous among the principal duties” of bishops, so it says in Christus Dominus 12. It also says what you might expect it to say: emphasize the saving mission of Christ, teach according to Church doctrine, support human good … Continue reading

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Christus Dominus 11: Bishop and Diocese, part 1

Christus Dominus 11 begins the second chapter of the document, which details the relationship of the bishop with his diocese. A diocese is defined in two ways: a portion of the people of God which is entrusted to a bishop … Continue reading

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What is Reverence?

(from Neil) When we discuss the liturgy, many of us speak of missing a sense of “reverence.” What is this absence? What is “reverence”? Perhaps it is when a choir movingly sings an Easter cantata. Perhaps it is a dramatic … Continue reading

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It’s my diocese. Parishioners have complained to me about it. (Why exactly, I’m not sure.) And St Blog’s has taken up the theme on a handful of sites. Three times a charm. Our new bishop has deep-sixed Richard McBrien’s syndicated … Continue reading

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A Game End to a Vacation

As surface temperatures soar to near 100 in KC, Brittany and I have foregone any earthbound activity the past few days in favor of an old favorite, Solarquest. Proving adept in other capitalist endeavors earlier this summer, Life and Monopoly, … Continue reading

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Reviewing Potter

Finished the latest Harry Potter book a few days ago, and now that it’s sinking in, I thought it was time for a review. I wanted to like the book: that’s an upfront bias. I enjoyed the book as much … Continue reading

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More Quizzes

What I was doing 10 years ago: Just got engaged, just accepted a new position at a parish in Iowa, so I was in Waterloo, looking for two apartments. Also I had just learned my dad was diagnosed with terminal … Continue reading

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