Daily Archives: 28 January 2009

Duke on the Quarter

The new quarter commemorating the District of Columbia went into release this week. It’s good to see one of America’s most outstanding composers honored. In spite of the cut-off piano, I like this design. Representative Mike Castle of Delaware has … Continue reading

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PCS 244-246: Faith, Litany, Confirmation

As it is part of the Viaticum liturgy (PCS 190-191), the baptismal profession of faith and litany follow the Liturgy of Penance. If, that is, “the condition of the sick person permits.” A sprinkling rite may take place after the … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Sharing is Caring

CNS reports on a theft at a Pakistani parish in Karachi. Sound system, chalices, and other liturgical items are now being borrowed from neighboring parishes. It brings to mind a challenge I’ve found common in the parishes I’ve served. Lots … Continue reading

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PCS 241-243: Penitential Options

In the Liturgy of Penance (241-243) one of two options is provided. The priest may lead the sick person in either the sacrament of penance or a penitential rite: 241. If the sick person so wishes, the sacrament of penance … Continue reading

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Thomas Trivia

  1.       Thomas was born in … a.       Sicily b.      Paris c.       Rome d.      Assisi 2.      Thomas’s first students were: a.       Postulants to a religious order b.      His younger sisters c.       High school students d.      Advanced scholars seminar 3.      Thomas’s … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict in the Blue Mosque

(This is Neil) John Allen’s December 8, 2006 “All Things Catholic” column asks seven different questions, including, most bluntly, “What gives?” Allen ends by noting, “If only Nixon could go to China, in other words, perhaps only Benedict could pray … Continue reading

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