Monthly Archives: January 2010

Count and/or Pray

Cheer Pray for your bishop or count down the time till the door hits his butt on the way out of the cathedral. Another study in contrast brought to you courtesy of the internet age. Curious that one site utilizes … Continue reading

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Misdiagnosis: Sacraments

The pope’s comments on annulments were getting some attention here and there this weekend. It’s hard to comment on incomplete statements, so I’ll just touch on the underlying assumption here that people seeking annulments are already in second marriages. They’re … Continue reading

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Candlemas – The Meeting

(This is Neil) This coming Tuesday is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, or Candlemas. The readings can be found here (or, alternately, here). The learned Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar, Geoffrey Rowell, in his Credo column for the … Continue reading

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On Self-Mortification

Count me singularly unimpressed on hearing the report that Pope John Paul II practiced self-mortification. There’s quite a long discussion at dotCommonweal about it. From CNS: Msgr. Slawomir Oder, postulator of the late pope’s (sainthood) cause, said Pope John Paul … Continue reading

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When Bad Things Hover Around Good People

A few words on bad experiences with church musicians. Like many people I succumb to the temptation to gossip. I was not good at avoiding it when I was young. Things on this blog and in others’ comboxes probably slip … Continue reading

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RCIA 287-290: Finishing Up Rite of Election

Let’s wrap up the Rite of Election for children of catechetical age. As with the adult rite (134) RCIA 287 lists intercessions, but only one set. Just a sample of a petition that has been edited: That together we may … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas and Ecumenism

(This is Neil) The editor of New Blackfriars has generously made a number of articles about Thomas Aquinas freely available. One of them is Yves Congar’s “Saint Thomas Aquinas and the Spirit of Ecumenism,” originally published in 1974 (see here … Continue reading

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