Monthly Archives: August 2006

Lumen Gentium 20

Yet more on hierarchy. I laughed a bit over the comment about the ecclesiologist choking over this section of Vatican II. It’s important to recall that many lay people have very negative experiences of clergy who have, let’s say, mismanaged … Continue reading

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Climate Change: Plug Your Ears, Sing La-La-La

I found a typical thread on another blog yesterday. Lots of chiming in against global warming. As if it were a political opinion of which one could be in favor or not. Conservatives (betraying their name, in this instance) seem … Continue reading

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Non Sum Dignus

What’s that? Don’t know the Latin? It’s what you say before receiving Communion (unless you’re a St Joan’s parishioner): Lord I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed. Don’t misunderstand me. … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 19

More on hierarchy from Vatican II. First the Scriptural foundation for it: The Lord Jesus, after praying to the Father, calling to Himself those whom He desired, appointed twelve to be with Him, and whom He would send to preach … Continue reading

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Lovers of the Place

Rocco Palmo, as well as other writers, have reported on the death of Dom Francis Kline, abbot of Mepkin Abbey in South Carolina. Dom Kline, a Trappist, will be buried tomorrow. Rocco also linked to an article in the State … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Readings at Liturgy

They’re having a grand old time* at open book today hammering away on St Joan’s. Amy wonders about the phenomenon of the blogosphere and how today we know all about many parishes–good and bad–thanks to the internet. My sense is … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 18

The curialists were wondering when they’d get around to the big cheeses, but here it is just eighteen sections into the document. Chapter III begins here, “On the hierarchical structure of the Church and in particular on the episcopate.” For … Continue reading

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