Daily Archives: 30 January 2009

PCS 247-258: Anointing, Viaticum, Peace

The rest of the continuous rite treats anointing, then viaticum. We’ve covered a lot of this territory before, and the rite itself refers back to previous rituals almost exclusively. PCS 247-250 covers sacramental anointing. The first section instructs the priest … Continue reading

Posted in Pastoral Care of the Sick, post-conciliar liturgy documents, Rites | Leave a comment

Red and Blue By Numbers

A few interesting visual aids courtesy the Crooks & Liars site. Political party leanings by state: And cable tv appearance by political party: Imagine the Republican Party having to work like heck to build up from a couple dozen electoral … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment

Dead Air

Let’s spread the good cheer around. Last Friday the tv network nbc was flailing to sell the last eight or so open ads for the Big Game. (Though they were insisting with a strong pr effort that there was no problem.) … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Sports | Leave a comment

FOCA Watch: Pro-Life Delegation AWOL

Not only is FOCA nowhere to be found, but any face-to-face effort with the president is missing. From the comments, this piece of wisdom from Deacon Eric, a frequent commenter: Case in point: President Obama has offered a middle road, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Leave a comment