Monthly Archives: November 2007

Sing To The Lord Online

The USCCB posted the new music document online. Go read, if you wish, and return with comments. I suppose we’ll eventually get around to a reading of it here. Maybe sooner rather than later.

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RP 6: Sacrament of Penance and its Parts

The Rite of Penance Introduction outlines the sacrament. The initial understanding is that a penitent operates from a posture of conversion: 6. Followers of Christ who have sinned but who, by the prompting of the Holy Spirit, come to the … Continue reading

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Going to Godlessness

… will likely be the interpretation some Catholics will give USCCB’s review of the film The Golden Compass. There is, admittedly, a spirit of rebellion and stark individualism pervading the story. Lyra is continually drawn to characters who reject authority … Continue reading

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Another Candidate Ocean Moon?

Triton’s surface, according to a new crater study, is far, far younger than what we might have thought before the era of space probes. The Neptunian moon, 7th largest in the solar system, joins Europa and Enceladus (left) as likely … Continue reading

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RP 5: Reconciliation With God And With The Church

Today’s post reviews the damage caused outside the person by the sinner. First, a review of the notion that sin disrupts our relationship with God: 5. Since every sin is an offense against God that disrupts our friendship with him, … Continue reading

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PlanetQuest

  The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has a new web page up, PlanetQuest. You can track daily updates to the current count of exoplanets, bodies discovered outside the solar system. We have yet to be able to image planets directly, but … Continue reading

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RP 4: Penance in the Church’s Life and Liturgy

Section 4 continues the theme of the people of God accomplishing continual conversion: 4. The people of God accomplish and perfect this continual repentance in many different ways. They share in the sufferings of Christ [See 1 Pt 4:13.] by … Continue reading

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