Daily Archives: 5 January 2009

Another Modest Proposal

Insight Scoop gives a preview of an interesting, but misguided editorial in this month’s Homiletic and Pastoral Review. Why are Catholics hemorrhaging in such numbers over the past two generations or so. Father Joseph Sirba echoes a theme I found … Continue reading

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CITE* Watch: Vigneron Back To Detroit

Rock has two posts on it already today: Allen Vigneron, ordained for the Archdiocese of Detroit, goes back to Detroit after a six-year sojourn in Oakland. He was an auxiliary bishop for a bit more than six years in Detroit. … Continue reading

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Theological Bar Fights

dotCommonweal gets a 100-comment-post on David Gibson’s report on the CDF putting the theological smackdown, as it were, on Roger Haight, for questionable Christology. Lots of comments either celebrating (as if this were a long-lost victory in the war on … Continue reading

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PCS 179-180: Faith and Peace

What distinguishes viaticum from any other h0me Mass for the sick or communion service? Hopefully the readings, but also the renewal of baptismal promises by the dying person. This profession pretty much defines viaticum: 179. A distinctive feature of the … Continue reading

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