Monthly Archives: January 2011

Framing the Discussion on the Eleventh

I don’t feel entirely at ease about the way Harry and I have discussed the need for the eleventh worker. On the other hand, I feel far from daunted in pursuing this tack. The simple truth is that employment is … Continue reading

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OCF 417: A Worthy Vessel and Interment

417. The cremated remains of a body should be treated with the same respect given to the human body from which they come. This includes the use of a worthy vessel to contain the ashes, the manner in which they … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Slumbers

One of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes could bury two-thirds of the continental US if 640000BC repeats itself. The new that the Yellowstone hot spot may be securely under the Rockies: I like that. Should we be nervous that the … Continue reading

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OCF 416: Remembering the Dead

When a person’s ashes are scattered at sea or in a field or on a mountain, or in some natural setting, it may be hard to discern a tangible place for a particular remembrance. Sure, the memory of the person … Continue reading

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“Site” Watch: Bishop Flees Trenton For The ‘Burbs

New Jersey Catholics, having been approached for $1M to bolster Catholic education aren’t too happy with their new bishop for investing more than half that amount in a new suburban house. Less than two months into service, and there’s an appeal from … Continue reading

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Day 8 – The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, 2011

(This is Neil) “That they all may be one, as you, Father, in me, and I in you; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that you have sent me.” (John 17:21) In this … Continue reading

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OCF 413-415: Presence of the Body

In reading the following three sections, you get a different idea from a comfortable, “Oh, the Church thinks cremation is fine these days!” On the other hand, my sense is that the main reason more Catholics opt for cremation is … Continue reading

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