Daily Archives: 13 June 2006

Early Sunday Music

A bit of clarification on what should replace the American Quiet Mass. I’ve not been much of a fan of them. I did attend them through most of my high school days, due to other activities, so I’m well familiar … Continue reading

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Anonymous to Sensibility

A change in pastors always stirs things up in a parish. I wanted to share with you a letter I received today at the parish. But first, I’m going to provide the pertinent section of my bulletin column that inspired … Continue reading

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Mountains of Diamond, Oceans of Tar

That’s what future planets of Beta Pictoris might develop. The star is a toddler, only twenty million years old. Planet formation is still millions of years away, but right now, the kid sports a halo of carbon gas. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 73

Gaudium et Spes now turns its gaze to politics. Chapter IV of Part II is titled, “The Life Of The Political Community,” and it begins by recognizing the upheaval in political structure of the 50′s and 60′s: In our day, … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 72

Gaudium et Spes encourages a sterling example from J&P (not JPII) believers: Christians who take an active part in present-day socio-economic development and fight for justice and charity should be convinced that they can make a great contribution to the … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 71

This section of Gaudium et Spes addresses property rights, starting on a sensible point: Since property and other forms of private ownership of external goods contribute to the expression of the personality, and since, moreover, they furnish one an occasion … Continue reading

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After The Vote: The Next Steps

At least somewhere in Catholicism, there are folks who will jump up and down with glee after Thursday’s USCCB vote on the new Mass translation. With the very vocal British and Australians conceding to the new ICEL, I don’t hold … Continue reading

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