Daily Archives: 23 February 2012

Fasting and Numbers

Saint Jerome once said: When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting. It was a busy day at the parish, bigger than any other Sunday of the year, even Parent’s Weekend. But I did take time to … Continue reading

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Smile For A March Conjunction

Do you know the definition of a conjunction? Two or more planets appearing close to a planetbound observer. Twelve conjunctions will occur this calendar year, though half involve a planet you will need binoculars to observe. A good home project … Continue reading

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GDC 156: The role of the catechist

The footnote on the title of this section tells us it was derived from 1971’s General Catechetical Directory, number 71. We’ll also get a more in-depth look later in the GDC in Part V, Chapters 1 and 2 (sections 230 … Continue reading

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GIRM 302-303: Relics and Multiple Altars

GIRM shoulders the issue of relics: 302. The practice of the deposition of relics of Saints, even those not Martyrs, under the altar to be dedicated is fittingly retained. However, care should be taken to ensure the authenticity of such … Continue reading

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