Daily Archives: 17 March 2010

Sisters Provide the Balance

I see from the big thread of the day at dotCommonweal that five dozen religious orders have weighed in with Congress to pass health insurance reform. CHA plus sisters on the teeter side and bishops on the totter. That’s got … Continue reading

Posted in Politics | 22 Comments

Prayer Comes First

An interesting short piece at Zenit, in which Dutch Archbishop Willem Jacobus Eijk of Utrecht analyzes what he sees as a decline in priestly identity since WWII. A two-stage “discontinuity” (people seem to love that word these days!) he describes: … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry, spirituality | 4 Comments

RCIA 370-371: Christian Initiation of a Person in Danger of Death

Last year we touched on the baptism of a person in danger of death in our lengthy examination of the Pastoral Care rites. PCS 275-296 has been expanded a bit and updated with RCIA 370-399. Ministers to the dying, especially clergy, should be … Continue reading

Posted in post-conciliar liturgy documents, RCIA, Rites | Leave a comment