Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Thelogical He Said/She Said

CNS headlines its Friday with another episode in the ongoing and seemingly endless tussle between bishops and theologians. At some point, players and spectators alike are going to tire of this. Which inning are we playing? Who said what? Who’s … Continue reading

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GDC 42-45: “The transmission of Revelation by the Church, the work of the Holy Spirit”

This is a long title and post, but I thought it better to oversee the whole line of thinking in these sections: 42. The Revelation of God, culminating in Jesus Christ, is destined for all mankind: “He (God) desires all … Continue reading

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GIRM 12-13a: A Brief, Recent History of the Vernacular in Liturgy

Some few but loud Catholics stake their flag on the Latin/vernacular hill, suggesting that the modern Roman Rite has gone off the rails by extending the prescriptions of Sacrosanctum Concilium (SC) to an unlawful extreme. Almost always, this shows a … Continue reading

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“Seven dead husbands, two this past week”

My artistic director thinks a dead husband in Sarah’s bed will help things along. Read it from Tobit 3:7-9: On that very day, at Ecbatana in Media, it so happened that Raguel’s daughter Sarah also had to listen to reproaches … Continue reading

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GDC 41: Christ at the Center

God’s new covenant is at the center of Christianity. The consequences for Christian believers are obvious, but it also impacts how we view non-believers. Christianity is not just a sect that follows a great teacher. Faith compels us to something … Continue reading

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GIRM 11: Trent’s Judgment on the Vernacular

The GIRM gives some history on the 15th century council’s important, but misguided determination: 11. The Council of Trent had already recognized the great catechetical usefulness contained in the celebration of Mass but was unable to bring out all its … Continue reading

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Cincinnati Sends Madison Scrambling For New Excuses

PrayTell reports on the Cincinnati archbishop’s letter to clergy referencing Phoenix and Madison: Having contacted the Secretariat for Divine Worship at the USCCB, I was informed that it is not a matter of the indult expiring. Rather the indult has … Continue reading

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