Monthly Archives: January 2006

Dione

Rather dazzling even in black and white, don’t you think? An older surface than Enceladus (of the south pole ice geysers) but still not as peppered with craters as Rhea. Questions: Why are the central peaks of those craters so … Continue reading

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Seeking Glory, Cheer, and Vibrancy

What was it? A universal indult for the 1962 Missal was supposed to be forthcoming a year or two ago. What happened? The brash and loud schismatic leadership continues to stamp its foot and make demands of Rome. Traditionalism in … Continue reading

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The Steep Price of Grace

The following excerpt comes from an article written by the Lutheran ethicist Larry Rasmussen for the current Sojourners magazine. It is meant to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It might also be worth remembering that … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict on Annulments

Zenit gives you the basic elements of his address. One thought from it: The question of marital annulment arouses much interest, since “for many faithful, the possibility to receive Eucharistic Communion” depends on ecclesiastical decisions, said the Pope. The Eucharist, … Continue reading

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The Gift of People

This is from the Very Rev John Breck’s current “Life in Christ” column. I’ve taken the liberty of placing one of his paragraphs in italics. Don’t we recognize ourselves in it? One of the most influential people in my life … Continue reading

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What If You Can’t or Won’t Sing?

John asks some good questions below. Do you really think that Vatican II’s call for greater active participation in the Mass was a call to turn every Mass attendent into a performer? I get squeamish about the word “performer.” “Participant” … Continue reading

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Stalking Wisdom

Sirach 14:20-21 begins a reflection on “the search for wisdom:” Happy the man who meditates on wisdom, and reflects on knowledge; Who ponders her ways in his heart, and understands her paths; But then it gets a tad creepy (22-24): … Continue reading

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