Daily Archives: 2 February 2009

PCS 264-274: Emergency Rites

Here are the priorities for the emergency rite: PCS 264: The sacrament of penance is celebrated if the dying person wishes. As we read in PCS 241, “in case of necessity, the confession may be generic.” 265: The apostolic pardon … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: Luke 2:29-32

The Nativity cycle concludes today with observance of the Presentation of the Lord Jesus in the Temple. Lord, let your servant now die in peace, for you kept your promise. With my own eyes I see the salvation you prepared … Continue reading

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Football: Protestant, Catholic, or Other?

An interesting discussion at dotCommonweal about American football. To the question, I’d have to say that if anything, football is to Christianity as Christianity is to Judaism. Check that, football is sort of like one particular rite (like the Ambrosian … Continue reading

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FOCA Watch: Has FOCA Replaced Roe?

That is, in the minds and hearts of anti-abortion Catholics? In the comments below, a non-Roe thread quickly develops a Roe thought and frequent commenter John takes it from there. See posts 9 and 12 for the core of the … Continue reading

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PCS 263: After Death

Unfortunately, some families and individuals do not call the parish for a priest until after their loved one has died. The rite foresees this unfortunate option: 263. When a priest has been called to attend a person who is already … Continue reading

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