Monthly Archives: October 2005

Freedom and Authority

The following is an excerpt from William Placher’s book review of Oliver O’Donovan’s The Ways of Judgment in The Christian Century. The Rev. O’Donovan is the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford University: Freedom, O’Donovan insists, doesn’t … Continue reading

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AA 20: The Lay Apostolate in Associations

AA 20 treats it: Many decades ago the laity in many nations began to dedicate themselves increasingly to the apostolate. They grouped themselves into various kinds of activities and societies which, while maintaining a closer union with the hierarchy, pursued … Continue reading

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Summing Up Sunday

Brigid might have me confused with somebody else who does this sort of thing, but I’m in a blogging mood on lunch break, so what the heck … We have a new priest in the parish, a Jesuit returned to … Continue reading

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Small Stuff, Like Spelling

There are typos, and then there are spelling errors consistently made. I’m always amused at how conservative St Bloggers continue to misspell the LA cardinal’s name. It’s almost as though the only thing they ever read about him is the … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Liturgical Establishment

Trust me: it really is a myth. FrMichael in the comment box below asked about the “Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, NAPM, magazines like Worship and Ministry & Liturgy, the BCL, diocesan liturgists, NPM, OCP, GIA, LTP, and the like” … Continue reading

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Latin and Tridentine

John Allen relates an interview with Bishop Donald Wuerl on the synod’s biggest “non-issue.” JA: A synod is sometimes as important for what it doesn’t say as for what it does. How do you interpret the near-total silence on the … Continue reading

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At Concert

My friends Diana and Bob gave a concert last night. They’re members of the small choir & ensemble that sings at our parish’s 9AM Sunday Mass. But I’ve never had a chance to see their concert performance. It was outstanding, … Continue reading

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