Monthly Archives: February 2012

Yogo Verbs

After about a month (January) of neglect I’m trying to resuscitate my Spanish studies. One of our parishioners who offered to help me with conversation last month started speaking to me in Spanish the other Sunday and I completely froze … Continue reading

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GDC 161-162: More on Social Communication

Wrapping up this section on social communication, we get a direct quote from Pope John Paul II’s 1990 encyclical, advising not just to use new media, but through it, to be able to frame the Christian message in an effective … Continue reading

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GIRM 310: Chairs

The Priest Celebrant gets a chair suitable to the function of the priest’s presidency over the liturgical assembly: 310. The chair of the Priest Celebrant must signify his function of presiding over the gathering and of directing the prayer. Thus … Continue reading

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Calibration Cent

This might be the only chance I’ll ever get to post one piece in the two categories of astronomy and coins. Universe Today picked up the story of a 1909 Lincoln Cent being mounted on a calibration target on the … Continue reading

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GDC 160: Social Communication

We wrap up the final three sections of the GDC’s Part Three, The Pedagogy of Faith, with two posts on social communications. The title is heavily footnoted, and even though most of these documents predated the internet age, much of … Continue reading

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GIRM 309: The Ambo

One section on the ambo, but there’s a good bit here to which to attend: 309. The dignity of the Word of God requires that in the church there be a suitable place from which it may be proclaimed and … Continue reading

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Dawkins and Doubt

I see over nine-thousand comments at the HuffPo on the piece where Richard Dawkins has a sliver of doubt on the non-existence of God. (Sure glad we only get a sliver of HuffPo’s traffic here.) Naturally, Dr Dawkins suggested that … Continue reading

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