Monthly Archives: August 2008

Injuring a Good Cause

My wife was watching PBS earlier tonight, Ken Burns’ profile of Thomas Jefferson. A good quote for many things today, though I didn’t catch the context in which the third president said it: A good cause is often injured more … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Priest 6-13

The pre-homily portion of the ordination of a priest unfolds in a similar way to that of the deacon. First, the readings of the day may be used or readings from the ritual Mass for ordination: LITURGY OF THE WORD … Continue reading

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Women on the Word

As long as some men view women as female men, we’ll probably continue with the protests and movement against sexist language and practices in the Church and outside of it. This century’s Roman synods certainly don’t have a good track … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Priest 1-5

The introduction to the Ordination of a Priest has five sections. The first two are virtually identical to the prescriptions for a diaconate ordination: 1. The ordination of a priest should take place on a Sunday or holy day, when … Continue reading

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No Sympathy

I’m reading lots of angst over the pick of Alaska’s governor for VP. For a Republican, she seems decent, especially her anti-scandal stance. Very refreshing, coming from the Right. But people all over the political map are worried if McCain … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Deacon 27-28

The end of the diaconate ordination posts: LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST 27. The Order of Mass is followed with these changes: a) The new deacon brings the offerings for the celebration to the bishop and assists him at the altar. … Continue reading

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Music For The Jesuits

Angela Mariani has a two-part series on her early music program, Harmonia, entitled, “Music for the Jesuits.” Part I is online and part II airs this coming week. There seems to be a glitch on the posting of part I’s … Continue reading

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