Daily Archives: 2 January 2009

Two Eastern Doctors

In the liturgical calendar, 2009′s first doctors are observed today, Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. Basil had an interesting career path you don’t see often these days: lawyer, then monk, then bishop (of a single diocese). Basil is to … Continue reading

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Vatican Observes IYA, What About You?

A rational man, Pope Benedict, in his appreciation of astronomy. He referred to Galileo as a man of faith who “saw nature as a book written by God.” Not only the Vatican Observatory, but other Vatican offices and museums will … Continue reading

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PCS 175: Introduction to Viaticum

Chapter V of PCS begins with an introduction to viaticum (175-188). Sections 189-211 give the rubrics and texts for the two forms of viaticum. 175. This chapter contains a rite for viaticum within Mass and a rite for viaticum outside Mass. … Continue reading

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