Monthly Archives: December 2011

GIRM 95-97: The Functions Of The People of God

Much was made of Lumen Gentium starting with the People of God and moving to the clergy fron there. In the GIRM we get it in reverse. But hey: when you’re number two, do you try harder? 95. In the … Continue reading

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Before I Go To Sleep

The concept is hardly original. One of the better episodes of the last Star Trek series explored the premise of a person who wakes up every morning with no memories of the days and years before. I picked up S. … Continue reading

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GDC 94: “The word of God: source of catechesis”

Part Two, Chapter I (GDC 94-118) is titled “Norms and criteria for presenting the Gospel message in catechesis” This chapter leads off with two timely quotes, the Sh’ma Yisrael passage and a short excerpt from the incarnation narrative of John’s … Continue reading

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GIRM 92-94: The Duties of Those in Holy Orders

Bishops, priests, and deacons each have a distinct role in the liturgy. Here’s what the GIRM has to say about them: 92. Every legitimate celebration of the Eucharist is directed by the Bishop, either in person or through Priests who … Continue reading

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GDC 92-93: Part Two, The Gospel Message

With this post we commence our examination of Part Two of the General Directory for Catechesis, “The Gospel Message.” It consists of two chapters: “Norms and criteria for presenting the Gospel message in catechesis,” numbered sections 94 through 118 “This … Continue reading

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GIRM 91: Duties and Ministries

GIRM Chapter III gives a look at “Duties and Ministries in the Mass, and covers numbered sections 91 through 111. This chapter’s opening paragraph is expanded a bit from the parallel section in the 1975 GIRM. There is a bit … Continue reading

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Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

This film was at the library yesterday, so the family enjoyed viewing tonight. My wife mentioned that she was always afraid of her. Stern. Powerful. All-knowing. This film seemed to soften that view. This is good, as her birthday is … Continue reading

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