Daily Archives: 13 June 2007

Eucharisticum Mysterium 11: Priesthood, Universal and Ministerial

Few topics attract more vigorous discussion than the nature of the Catholic priesthood. Or priesthoods. The Consilium first reiterates the importance of participation: 11. The more clearly the faithful recognize the place they have in the liturgical assembly and the … Continue reading

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I Was Born In Brazil …

Economically speaking. I now live in Poland, taking occasional trips across the border into Malaysia. The strange maps blog has posted a map of the 50 states comparing them to nations with nearly-identical gross domestic products. Go here to see … Continue reading

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Arabia and Deuteronilus

If you were on Jeopardy! the question would be: What were the ancient oceans of Mars? Scientists have wondered about and doubted those northern hemisphere shorelines on the Red Planet, but Mark Richards and Taylor Perron of UC-Berkeley have cleared … Continue reading

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Wagner’s Bridal Chorus

To use or not to use. That is the question. Some dioceses and parishes take the decision out of your hands. They just ban it outright. Requests for it have become more scarce, at least in my meetings with engaged … Continue reading

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Mendoza Lines

Poll numbers for national politicians heading down, down, down. I wonder if anybody has made the connection that perhaps American’s displeasure is not with the specific offices of president or senator or representative, or even just the individuals holding these … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 10: Word and Eucharist

The Consilium works on the Liturgy of the Word. (This would be another example of the post-conciliar emphasis on the content and conduct of the Mass itself, as opposed to principles such as gradual or “organic” change.) Priests have a … Continue reading

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