Daily Archives: 24 May 2012

Funeral Lectionary: 2 Corinthians 4:14—5:1

Of all Paul’s letters, Second Corinthians is the most intimate, the most revealing of the man, and the most emotional in terms of what we see in the apostle’s trials and sufferings. Not unlike the human spirit encountering the death … Continue reading

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Spiritual Odyssey

An unexpected grace: the pastor asked me to assist with setting up for a special Mass this morning. My city is hosting Odyssey of the Mind, and the father of one of the participants died. The funeral was being celebrated … Continue reading

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Apparition Norms

These norms have been out for more than three decades, but only now have they been translated into English. From the preliminary note regarding apparitions, an acknowledgement of the current situation: Today, more than in the past, news of these … Continue reading

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Red Semifinal 1

Let’s settle up in the last bracket. “Come Holy Ghost” went to overtime against “Adoro Te Devote” in round 1, then had an easier time of it against “Be Not Afraid.” The likely number one contemporary setting of Psalm 23 … Continue reading

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GDC 286-291: Conclusion

We have arrived at the conclusion of this document. If you ever want to review this series, consult the linked page at the top or on the sidebar. Let’s read: 286. In formulating the present guidelines and directives every possible … Continue reading

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