Monthly Archives: September 2010

OCF 135: Entrance Song

Let’s have a brief chat about music during the Reception Rites, shall we? 135. To draw the community together in prayer at the beginning of the funeral liturgy, the procession should be accompanied, wherever possible, by the singing of the … Continue reading

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He’s My Brother

Enjoying a lazy afternoon on the bed.

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OCF 134: Christian Symbol

The placing of a Christian symbol on the coffin is optional, but if done, OCF 134 has a brief instruction on it: 134. If in this rite a symbol of the Christian life is to be placed on the coffin, … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict on Quantity and Quality

Pope Benedict responds to a question on his recent trip. NCReg gives a translation: Our goals should not be more power and more people, but instead to be at the service of Another – to be servants. But good servants … Continue reading

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2013 a Solar Stormy Year?

Will our cell phones and computers be safe? Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno on the solar maximum and a potential threat to wireless technology. Nice seven-minute feature from Vatican Radio–worth a listen, despite a cutoff before the end of the piece.

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Our Lady, Help of Presidents

So the president is actually a secret Catholic instead of a Muslim. Who knew?

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OCF 133: At the Church Entrance

If reception hasn’t taken place at an earlier rite celebrated at the church … 133. The rite of reception takes place at the beginning of the funeral liturgy, usually at the entrance of the church. It begins with a greeting … Continue reading

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