Daily Archives: 8 March 2008

The Armchair Liturgist: Saints Names ’08

Let’s get into our annual feature. Sitting in the purple chair, you, the armchair liturgist, have been handed a list of RCIA names for inclusion into the Litany of Saints. Who makes the Easter Vigil cut? Who is sent back … Continue reading

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Penance In Crisis

This link to Zenit gives a brief summary of Bishop Gianfranco Girotti’s interview with L’Osservatore Romano on the occasion of a week-long workshop sponsored by the Apostolic Penitentiary in Rome. Read the whole story for yourselves, but I was struck … Continue reading

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Cathedral Stations

I forgot to link our parish children’s choir images from Stations/Adoration at the cathedral on February 22nd. My daughter was still sick with her ear infections and the flu, and I wasn’t feeling much better. But we had a good … Continue reading

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DMC 27-28: Weekday Masses

Daily Mass in the life of children is questioned. I’m not sure where I stand on the boredom issue. Any Mass led by adults who are not solicitous of the spiritual needs of children will be boring. On the other … Continue reading

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Galileo Returns to the Vatican

The great scientist of the 17th century returns to the Vatican, in the form of a statue commissioned by the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences. 2009 will be the quadricentennial of Galileo’s use of the telescope to study the heavens. … Continue reading

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Shepherd Moons

The Cassini site has a lot of cool features and images up these days. There’s lots of excitement about Wednesday’s close 30-mile flyby above Enceladus. But I like this image illustrating the two moons Pandora (left, outer) and Prometheus (right, … Continue reading

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