Daily Archives: 18 October 2005

Good Gatherings

A few suggestions for imaging … according to the solar system simulator, Mimas will pass in front of Dione at 7 minutes past London midnight next Tuesday. Tethys hangs loose on the near side of Saturn’s rings, seen nearly edge … Continue reading

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Three Moon Night

The top shot shows Titan with its thick atmosphere, Dione passing, and Saturn’s rings, nearly edge on. The little white bump on the ring centered on the image is Prometheus, one of the shepherd moons. The bottom is nearly the … Continue reading

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Dione Over Saturn

Dione seems to hover over Saturn, rings, and ring shadow.

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Liturgical Algebra

I love algebra, don’t you? My third-grade daughter was showing me her homework the other night. Some problem like Jane drives 450 miles one weekend to visit her mother. Saturday she drives 50 miles more than on Sunday, and arrives … Continue reading

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Wondering at the Synod

John Allen’s bishop friend in the synod raises a good point: “I wonder why in the hell they brought us here and put us through all this, to say absolutely nothing more than what has been painfully said for decades.” … Continue reading

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What Is A Good Sermon?

  Yesterday, John Allen reported that some bishops at the Synod asked, as a practical help for homilists, that some sort of manual “be prepared by the Vatican that would provide draft homilies keyed to the scripture readings and the … Continue reading

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Lay Leadership at Prayer

The thread on Cardinal Pell attracted a bit more notice than I thought it would, but the discussion on liturgical prayer and its leadership is a good one. The Liturgy of the Hours (probably worth a series itself) provides a … Continue reading

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