Daily Archives: 26 December 2006

Deacon, Protomartyr, Witness … Seminarians?

Our diocese has a tradition. My parish hosts the Serra Club’s annual seminarian appreciation Mass and dinner on the evening of December 26th. It has been so, I am told, since our prior bishop instituted the practice while the clergy-in-training were … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer and Gratitude

I had a marvelous time this past weekend, despite being a little fatigued from the flu. I feel so much better today. Perhaps it was Adventitis. Originally, we were looking at thirteen Masses in 45 hours. Which seems rather extreme. … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Christmas Proclamation

A number of years ago, LTP began to promote this suggestion for parishes: The twenty-fifth day of December. In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Church Creche

Brigid had asked for an armchair liturgist spot on Advent wreath. I thought I had done that last year. But as it turns out, I didn’t. This feature isn’t quite a year old, only going back to January 2006. So … Continue reading

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Don’t Breathe This Gas

Scientists find a ring of gas around a white dwarf in the constellation Virgo. Don’t go thinking it’s an opportunity for explorers to get high or anything; this ring contains iron and other metals in gaseous state. Pretty hot. And … Continue reading

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The Slippery Slope of Popularity

The wordpress Catholic Sensibility reached a new high of 589 visits a week ago today. But I see you readers have given us six consecutive days of reduced views. Good for you. You show yourself to be people of moderation … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 125

This is a bit that has gotten some accused of iconoclasm: The practice of placing sacred images in churches so that they may be venerated by the faithful is to be maintained. Nevertheless their number should be moderate and their … Continue reading

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