Monthly Archives: May 2012

A House Safe From Fear?

They say to God, ‘Leave us alone! We do not desire to know your ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him?’ Is not their prosperity indeed … Continue reading

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RDCA II, 28: Entrance, Three Forms

The Rite of Dedication of a Church forms the liturgical core of this whole document. In Chapter Two, we’ll look at numbered sections 28 through 85 to review the rubrics and ritual texts. The introductory rites (28-52) cover a lot … Continue reading

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Violet Final: Veni, Veni

Let’s get down to our Faithful Four, shall we? Time to settle the Violet Regional Finals with the lowest two remaining seeds in the Eternal  Eight. A wintry pop style with the Latin lyrics here. The Holy Father probably prefers … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: John 11:17-27

The Gospel of John provides so many possibilities for the Christian funeral. If the mourning community likes a story, why not select excerpts from the raising of Lazarus? Today’s passage highlights the conversation of the Lord with Martha of Bethany. … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Becoming Who You Are

The past few days I’ve been enjoying an “old” book of James Martin, SJ. I showed it to my wife, and she said, “Ah, that was excellent. I read that last year.” She also chided me a number of months … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead

Posting may be light the next three days. The young miss is done with school, and we have a triduum of birthday celebration (the sweet 16th, God help me) ahead of us this weekend. I’ll resume posting on the RDCA … Continue reading

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Police Adventures

The downfall of the 1%: no gratitude. This is like a Clue result: It was Butler Brown, in private chambers, with a cell phone camera. Actually, the dude’s name is Paolo Gabriele. Early news reports today declined to say where … Continue reading

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