Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Armchair Liturgist: Year of Paul

Fr Martin Fox and others mentioned ideas and resources on the Paul’s Year thread below. Any other ideas for you armchair liturgists in the reading audience? Myself, I’ve been pondering something like a “lessons and carols” format (similar to the Office … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39

Let’s get it out in the open: this is one great reading. It’s appropriate to observe Year of Paul, day two with a look at one of the three wedding Lectionary suggestions from the letter to the Romans. This reading … Continue reading

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FIYH 50: The Lectionary

Why are the readings at Catholic liturgy set up as they are? What relationship does that have to the homily? [50] The homily is not so much on the Scriptures as from and through them. In the Roman Catholic tradition, … Continue reading

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Satellite Imagination: The Herschel Years

After Giovanni Cassini first espied Tethys and Dione in 1684, satellite discoveries dried up for more than a century. Astronomers didn’t think to look for new planets either. Lack of imagination? Perhaps so, because many famous astronomers viewed them. They … Continue reading

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FIYH 47-49: Faith Leading To A Response

How does the believer respond to good preaching? The faith of a believer should lead to a response of some kind. The bishops give two examples, then offer a third that is always appropriate. [47] When one hears and accepts … Continue reading

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Paul’s Year

Some dioceses and parishes are making something of this special 367-day observance, which begins tonight in Catholic parishes celebrating the vigil of the feast of Saints Peter and Paul. The occasion is the 2,000th year since the apostle’s presumptive birth. … Continue reading

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FIYH 44-46: Faith As Interpretation

“Faith as Interpretation” headlines the next few sections. The bishops have a curious (to me) and broad take on “faith,” but stay with them for the point being made: [44] To say that preaching, the homily included, is directed to … Continue reading

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