Monthly Archives: June 2007

Limping In and Out of Vacation

It’s hard to call it a vacation when I don’t actually go out of town. I think I had about four calls from the office this week about stuff. I called there once and dropped by one evening to make … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 42-43: Bishops and Priests

We turn to the final sub-section of part II looking at the Eucharist through the ministry of the bishop and priest. First, a reminder of the “public and social” nature of liturgy: 42. The celebration of the eucharist expresses in … Continue reading

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Paleo-Future

I stumbled across this blog several weeks ago. I’ve been meaning to pass it along to you: Paleo-Future, in which the author looks at how people envisioned the future (meaning today or thereabouts) from the past. Lots of illustrations plus … Continue reading

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Who’s Losing The Catholic Youth?

Over at dotCommonweal, Joseph Komonchak asks the question: (I)s there a significant generation-gap here? Let me take a stab at some possibilities: Young people are involved in Catholicism, just not in their parents’ groups. Some parishes did such a good … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 41: Precious Blood Only

What if a person is unable to receive under the form of bread? 41. In case of necessity and at the discretion of the bishop, it is permissible for the eucharist to be given under the form of wine alone … Continue reading

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Hood in the Titan ‘Hood

Another image from Cassini this week. Here’s Titan as the intrepid space probe passes behind the moon yesterday from the sun’s view. Titan’s ample atmosphere bends sunlight to give the false appearance of an eclipse. As viewed from Saturn, the … Continue reading

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Motumania: 30 Pages to Four, Minus Ecclesiology

Rock has a good bit of information on the motu proprio, as does Boston’s Cardinal Seán, one of the participants in this past week’s “public” showing of the mp to certain bishops. The cardinal first: The Holy Father was very … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 40: Communion for the Sick and Elderly

What about believers who are unable to attend parish Mass? 40. It is right for those prevented from being present at the celebration of the community eucharist to receive the eucharist often; in this way they will also realize that … Continue reading

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Cassini at Tethys

Look at some of the raw images from the Cassini probe’s latest flyby of Tethys. You may remember it’s one of the moons now thought to have some kind of volcanic activity contributing to the plasma caught in Saturn’s magnetic … Continue reading

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Motumania: The Justification

Dan at Holy Whapping surfaces a theory of the motu proprio as Ressourcement. What does that mean? In the 1930’s and into the 1940’s, a handful of Jesuits and Dominicans began a movement to ground Catholic theology and liturgy in … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 39: At the Hour of Death

Some notes on Viaticum, receiving the Eucharist at the time of death: 39. Communion received as viaticum should be considered as a special sign of sharing in the mystery celebrated in the Mass, the mystery of the death of the … Continue reading

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The Potato Salad Rule

When I left home for the college dorm, I realized that my mother’s potato salad was nearly unique. That yellowish stuff I saw in the cafeteria was loaded with mustard. That stuff belonged on hot dogs, not with potatoes. My … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 38: After Communion

What takes place after Communion? Remember this document is an “instruction on worship of the Eucharistic mystery,” not a 100% liturgy piece. 38. On those who partake of the body and blood of Christ the gift of the Spirit is … Continue reading

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More To Come

Musical observances of Thomas More aren’t quite completed yet. Australia’s For the God Who Sings features music this weekend for More and his fellow martyr John Fisher by that English Catholic stalwart, William Byrd: The former Lord Chancellor’s head hung … Continue reading

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Shepherd Moons At Jupiter

Nice “video” of Metis and Adrastea keeping one of Jupiter’s rings in line. It’s actually a sequence of images “from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) show(ing) the well-defined lanes of gravel- to boulder-sized material composing the bulk of the … Continue reading

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