Monthly Archives: August 2012

Built of Living Stones 33: Designing for a Holy People

Design a church for the people: § 33 § The Church is a holy people, a chosen race, a royal priesthood, whose members give thanks to God and offer the sacrifice of Christ. Together, they take part in the liturgy … Continue reading

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Give A Wink

I was thinking back to that summer night when I was ten, and had anticipated all evening the walk on the moon after the successful landing of the lunar module, Eagle. I could not keep my eyes open for the … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 4: The Central Axis of Evangelization

What do you think of Pope Paul’s image of a central axis of evangelization”? And how would you answer the questions? 4. This fidelity both to a message whose servants we are and to the people to whom we must transmit … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 32: Many Gifts, One Design

BLS 32-37 covers the third principle, that “the design of the church building reflects the roles of the participants.”  § 32 § The design of the church building reflects the various roles of the participants. Since the liturgical celebration is an … Continue reading

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The Cult of Popularity, Or Is It?

More often I see complaints in the Catholic blogosphere along the lines of this. N values popularity of a constituency more than speaking out for the truth. One recent example: The flock has been scattered on our watch. Vast numbers … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 3: The Modern Message

The Gospel is not mutable, and Christ doesn’t change, but Paul VI correctly assesses that 1973-75 is a moment different from other moments of history. The point of examining evangelization anew is not to change the message but to alter old … Continue reading

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More Foundation Novels

When the “second” Foundation trilogy came out in the late 1990’s, I was looking forward to the reads with great enthusiasm. I enjoyed the original novels, certainly. And while the original author was now dead, the Asimov estate had engaged … Continue reading

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