Daily Archives: 4 March 2009

GICI 27-29: Some Last Requirements

GICI 27 would be a surprise to one former pastor who preferred multiple celebrations of infant baptisms on the same day, usually a convenient Saturday: 27. As far as possible, all recently born babies should be baptized at a common … Continue reading

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Translating For Africa

CNS captures the latest stage of the South Africa translation debacle. I think we have our period of experimentation at the bottom tip of that great continent. What happens when you drop in the new text, unauthorized and without any … Continue reading

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Newt Swims The Tiber

The question is: does the former Speaker have his annulments in order? If his “switch” (conversion not being an appropriate term for an already-baptized Christian entering the Catholic Church) is “soon,” then he must have those annulments lined up already.

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GICI 26: Location

The next four sections touch on important particulars in the ritual, the planning, and the record-keeping. GICI 26 treats the needs of the baptismal rites and the pastoral accommodation for those celebrating. 26. In the celebration the parts of the … Continue reading

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