Daily Archives: 4 December 2006

Our God “makes himself nothing”

Wishing someone “Happy Holidays” can be quite cruel. I don’t mean to fight some sort of opportunistic culture war here. It is just that a number of newspaper articles have already been written on “holiday stress.” In December, students mercilessly … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 86

The council suggests that the Divine Office is the cornerstone of the spiritual life of the clergy. The one hang-up I see is the heavy expectation placed on a communal monastic format transferred to what is, for most priests, a … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 85

A bit of affirmation for those who do pray the Hours: Hence all who render this service are not only fulfilling a duty of the Church, but also are sharing in the greatest honor of Christ’s spouse, for by offering … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 84

Vatican II gives a brief definition of the Liturgy of the Hours: By tradition going back to early Christian times, the divine office is devised so that the whole course of the day and night is made holy by the … Continue reading

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