Daily Archives: 23 July 2008

Developing a Theology of Adoption

Somebody needs to do it. A quick look through the catechism and my volumes on post-conciliar documents shows but one reference to adoption. This from John Paul II’s 1981 apostolic exhortation Familiaris Consortio: It must not be forgotten however that, … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Managing Low Gluten Hosts at Mass

This topic was inspired by a parishioner at my new parish who has an extreme sensitivity to wheat gluten. We use the special low-gluten hosts baked by the wonderful Benedictine community in Clyde, Missouri. But let’s get practical. Sit in … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: 1 Peter 3:1-9

I will tell you truthfully this reading is not a top choice for the wedding liturgy. This, despite the fact that Peter links the Christian approach of slaves (1 Peter 2:18ff) and husbands (3:7) to that of the subordinate wife. … Continue reading

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Seeking Stripes on Dione

  The Cassini site has this nice June image of Dione from 374,000 miles posted today. On the lower part of the moon are the bright cliffs that the Voyager probes imaged in much less detail. Astronomers of the 80′s … Continue reading

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FIYH 81-83: More Method

It was Sacrosanctum Concilium that described the ideal experience of liturgy for worshippers: inspiration that the Christian life may be more evident and better lived in the world outside of liturgy. Where the homily is concerned, the preacher is charged … Continue reading

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