Daily Archives: 25 February 2009

GICI 13-14: Priests, Deacons, and Baptism

The General Introduction distinguishes between parish priests who have the responsibility of pastor, and priests and deacons who do not. 13. It is the duty of parish priests (pastors) to assist the bishop in the instruction and baptism of the … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: 2 Corinthians 5:20a

Excellent homily here from the pastor at the noon Mass. He touched on the three pillars briefly, but zeroed in on the passage from 2 Corinthians, especially this: So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through … Continue reading

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Victory Over Death: More Merton on Ash Wednesday

The cross, with which the ashes are traced upon us, is the sign of Christ’s victory over death. The words, “Remember that thou art dust and that to dust thou shall return” are not to be taken as the quasi-form … Continue reading

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Misereris Omnium: Thomas Merton on Ash Wednesday

(This is Neil) The following excerpt is from Merton’s short article, “Ash Wednesday,” which appeared in Worship in 1959. (If I remember correctly, it was later reprinted in Seasons of Celebration [1965].)   It is necessary that at the beginning … Continue reading

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