Daily Archives: 22 January 2009

FOCA Watch: Still AWOL, But NPR’s Talking

I caught this bit on ATC tonight: some discussion about abortion and the secondary policies hovering around the issue. There was some discussion on ME, too; check farther down the page. I’m still seeing some punditry on conservative sites about … Continue reading

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Theology and Down Syndrome

(This is Neil) Today, I would like to reflect on this question: How can theology help us to better recognize the dignity of our brothers and sisters who have Down syndrome?  I will be indebted to a recent book by … Continue reading

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Jazz Thursday: Giant Steps

It’s early for CS’s Thursday Night Jazz Club (a promise, not yet a tradition) but the brilliant John Coltrane wants to instruct you on how to construct jazz playing. If you can get to his level, take giant steps to … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: January 22 in Liturgy

How would you handle today’s observance of penitence? My pastor presided in violet vestments at daily Mass. He also used the EP for Special Needs and Occasions. What about yours? We also used the readings of the day, but did … Continue reading

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Traditions and Cultures

I pop in on the First Things blog every so often. I see they have a Fr Neuhaus speech reproduced in print. A few curious comments to comment upon in turn. As a tradition at First Things, we will be running this … Continue reading

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Day 5: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 2009

(This is Neil)   Day 5   Christians face to face with discrimination and social prejudice “that they may become one in your hand”   Is 58: 6-12   Do not hide yourself from your own kin Ps 133 How … Continue reading

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