Daily Archives: 3 December 2010

Ratzinger On Board in ’88: Did It Matter?

I saw the CNS piece detailing a 1988 letter of Cardinal Ratzinger urging a greased-up process to eject badly misbehaving clergy from Holy Orders. What does it mean? And why did it take people months to dig up this note, … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist Schedules Christmas Season Masses

I meant to ask you to take the chair and tell us how you would handle your parish’s Mass schedule this year that Christmas falls on a Saturday. I know some parishes have as many as two well-attended Saturday nights. … Continue reading

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OCF 235-236: Choice and Purpose of the Rites

The funeral rites for children are not intended to be celebrated by rote: always the same for particular ages. The minister is urged to awareness of the situation, as well as dialogue with the family. I can imagine a pastor … Continue reading

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