Daily Archives: 19 April 2007

“Mixed Nuts” in Space

Some pretty pictures to finish off the posting day. Check out these remarkable close-ups of the asteroid Itokawa: This from the SPACE.com news site: Like a jiggled jar of mixed nuts, shaking on the near-Earth asteroid Itokawa is sorting loose … Continue reading

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Inter Oecumenici on the Ordo Missae (48)

The Consilium begins Chapter II, The Mystery of the Eucharist, with a list of immediate changes to the order of Mass. I. ORDO MISSAE (SC 50) 48. Until reform of the entire Ordo Missae, the points that follow are to … Continue reading

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Getting to the Truth

I’ve been having an interesting discussion today at Cosmos-Liturgy-Sex. RP might say I’m acting as sort of a shield for Father Tom Doyle, the priest who sounded some of the early warning bells for the bishops on sex predators among … Continue reading

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Shields Up!

The Star Trek technology, should it be replicated, would be most helpful for spacefaring humans in our solar system. Scientists are on the job, hoping to develop the technology that would enable people to travel safely between the moon and … Continue reading

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Inter Oecumenici on Liturgical Commissions (44-47)

The Consilium next turned its attention to a sort of “national liturgy commission.” The assumption, as you see, is that they would be clergy. The US link is here, just in case you want to see how the Bishops Committee … Continue reading

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A Short Post on Hatred

(This is Neil). The victims of the tragedy at Virginia Tech have been and will remain in my prayers. I trust that those reading this post are praying for them as well. I haven’t yet posted about the shooting, because … Continue reading

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Inter Oecumenici on the Vernacular (40-43)

Our examination of Inter Oecumenici hits one of the big post-conciliar developments: the explosion of use of the vernacular. Let’s keep in mind that current use of the vernacular was developed under the authority of bishops, approved by every bishops’ … Continue reading

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Jostling With St Joe

Received by e-mail the other day from Bill Burns of Resource Publications: A note on the rpinet.com discussion board recently pointed to a statement on one of your blogs to the effect that because Easter falls on March 23 in … Continue reading

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Inter Oecumenici on Word Services (37-39)

When a priest is not present for the Sunday Eucharist, what is a community to do? X. CELEBRATIONS OF THE WORD OF GOD (SC 35, § 4) 37. In places without a priest and where none is available for celebration … Continue reading

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Guilt, Blame, Virginia Tech, and the Christian Response

I first heard the news of the tragedy while tuning in the 2PM news on the way back from my Monday meeting. NPR mentioned a brief quote from the president, and it struck me that he (or his handlers) chose … Continue reading

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