Daily Archives: 25 March 2012

CitE* Watch: Bridgeport to Baltimore

There were days when the appointment of a bishop in a faraway diocese was no news at all, and barely news within the diocese. A bishop might–might–matter to the clergy. The people? Pshaw. These days, too many episcopal appointments are big … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Romans 8:14-23

Toward the end of Saint Paul’s “Gospel of Hope” (Romans chapters 5 through 8) another very appropriate passage for the funeral liturgy: Those who are led by the Spirit of God   are children of God. For you did not … Continue reading

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GDC 193-194: “Catechesis in complex and pluralistic situations”

GDC 193-201 are congruent to Part Four, Chapter IV, Catechesis in the socio-religious context. Simply put, how do we do catechesis in context of other people? People of other faiths, people of no faith, and others in human society we … Continue reading

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GIRM 375-378: Various Needs and Occasions 3

Concerning Mary, Jesus and others: 375. Votive Masses of the mysteries of the Lord or in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary or of the Angels or of any given Saint or of all the Saints may be said in … Continue reading

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Advent and Service

Some of the poll pairings will seem randomly related. Today’s, probably not so much. Monastics may beg to differ from the mainstream Catholic choice for the number one Advent song or hymn, but there’s no question people expect “O Come … Continue reading

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