Daily Archives: 28 April 2008

Abortion? What About Divorces and a Third Marriage?

Unrepentant ex-politicians are ineligible, according to Cardinal Egan. I had always heard that Rudy Giuliani refrained from the Eucharist on his own initiative because, in the Church’s view, of his irregular marital situation. The cardinal says it was a negotiation … Continue reading

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New Eucharistic Ministers

Home from the parish’s Eucharistic Ministry dinner and evening of reflection. Each year we have an annual potluck dinner followed by a brief presentation. This year, my colleague David (who oversees Communion to the sick) and I combined our groups. … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 68-78: Viaticum Administered by an EM

Viaticum by an extraordinary minister looks like the ordinary form. Lots of Catholics don’t see this rite, and if they do, they sometimes don’t live to tell about it. There is an introduction (68) followed by a brief instruction (69): … Continue reading

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“Carry That Weight”

Through Zenit, the Vatican press office is denying rumors I hadn’t heard. After the St Patrick’s Cathedral liturgy, the pope was helped from the altar, not because of fatigue, but rather that he wouldn’t “trip under the great weight of … Continue reading

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Posing In Sheets

Lots of food for thought for Western Culture parents today as they ponder how to approach a discussion on Disney teen star Miley Cyrus’s photo shoot for Vanity Fair. Some quotes and observations: I just want to be one of … Continue reading

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HCWEOM 54-67: Communion to the Sick Administered by an EM

Communion to the Sick and Viaticum are treated in the Church’s documents on Pastoral Care of the Sick. I’ll just mention that when an ordinary minister (priest or deacon) is unavailable, an acolyte or lay minister may tend to the … Continue reading

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Avoiding Problems

I see that Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima, Peru has forbidden Communion received in the hand. Curiously, he blames the clergy for their “relaxed attitude.” If nothing else, this should make lots of Catholics tense. At Father Z’s … Continue reading

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