Daily Archives: 17 July 2009

RCIA 104-105: Optional Presentations During The Catechumenate

The initiation rites give the option of presenting the Creed and the Lord’s Prayer to the catechumens during the catechumenate period instead of during the third and fifth weeks of Lent. 104. The presentations normally take place during Lent, the period … Continue reading

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Marilyn and Madonna and Mass

To many, Madonna and Marilyn Manson are infamous pop artists. I’ve been reading where Catholic groups are mustering their protesters and events to discourage and/or disapprove of upcoming concert tours in Eastern Europe. The Archdiocese of Warsaw has rejected a … Continue reading

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Speed Bump

Four parts of the US bishops’ liturgy translations have passed the mail vote, CNS reports today. What was covered on the snail mail agenda: (P)refaces for the Mass for various occasions; votive Masses and Masses for the dead; solemn blessings … Continue reading

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What is Catholic about a Catholic Translation of the Bible?

(This is Neil) The April issue of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly has an interesting article by Emil A. Wcela, the retired auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre in New York, with the promising title “What is Catholic about a Catholic Translation … Continue reading

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Best of Ames

My parish received a notification a few days ago: I am pleased to announce that St. Thomas Aquinas Church has been selected for the 2009 Best of Ames Award in the Places Of Worship category by the US Commerce Association. … Continue reading

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