Daily Archives: 23 February 2007

Perfectae Caritatis 23

The democratic and deliberative process for community leaders is “favored.” This synod favors conferences or councils of major superiors, established by the Holy See. These can contribute very much to achieve the purpose of each institute; to encourage more effective … Continue reading

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Clouds of Sand

Weather report for Planet HD209458b: extremely low humidity, high temperatures, and maybe scattered sand or glass showers before sunset. NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has remote-sampled the atmospheres of two extra-solar planets. No water. No methane. At least not any that … Continue reading

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Some SF Reads

I’ve been reading more sf than non-fiction lately. I probably have a few more books to add to my to-read list after reviewing the sf site’s top 10 list. I’ve just finished the first novel of Scott Lynch, The Lies … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Communion to Concelebrants

  I mean priest-concelebrants, of course. Suppose several priests are at the altar. When Communion is distributed to them, should the acclamation, “The Body of Christ” or “The Blood of Christ” be used? Is it different for a deacon? Sit … Continue reading

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MST3K on Mars?

Not really. It’s the shadow of Spirit Rover taken from its own camera, not Mike Nelson’s. Pay no attention to the “click” button either. If you want to see a larger image, plus the best from the Martian Rover cameras, … Continue reading

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Three Ring Nebula

It’s amazing to me that scientists can piece together these little bits into a story like a great detective novel. Two large stars collide in the Large Magellanic Cloud and eventually produce the 1987 supernova. Pretty picture, too.

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Perfectae Caritatis 22

The bishops advise banding together if possible: Independent institutes and monasteries should, when opportune and the Holy See permits, form federations if they can be considered as belonging to the same religious family. Others who have practically identical constitutions and … Continue reading

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