Monthly Archives: September 2012

What’s Better Than To Cut Off Eldad and Medad?

Who were those guys, anyway? The Lectionary framers might well have had the 1970 version of SCGS* in mind when they gave us this weekend’s readings. From the Pentateuch: So, when a young man quickly told Moses, “Eldad and Medad … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 83: Good Friday’s Veneration of the Cross

Good Friday’sVeneration is important enough for serious consideration in the planning of a church: § 83 § The celebration of the Lord’s passion on Good Friday has its particular spatial requirements. After the proclamation of the passion and the General … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 39: Last Thoughts on Liberation and Evangelization

What they were saying about the religious liberty of Christians in the 1970’s:  39. The necessity of ensuring fundamental human rights cannot be separated from this just liberation which is bound up with evangelization and which endeavors to secure structures … Continue reading

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Busy Weeks Ahead

Posting may be light for a few days. Or maybe a week. I was very busy today, my usual day off. The fire in the balcony over the narthex at my church has caused quite a bit more damage than … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 82: The Altar of Reposition

Holy Thursday makes two important demands on the church: foot washing and the altar of reposition. The former doesn’t really make many demands on the space, but the place of reservation is very important, especially for a church that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 38: A Brighter Diagnosis on Liberation

The pope strikes a positive note as he reached the end of his section on liberation. He seems confident the arc of the Church in the 1970’s was a good one, becoming more associated with the thrust of Catholic social teaching rather … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Pushback

Mark Silk at RNS looks at the Catholic vote in the Keystone State. Citing a five percent Catholic swing toward the president from 2008 to a recent poll, the columnist takes aim at the new archbishop and his religious freedom … Continue reading

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