Monthly Archives: September 2012

Built of Living Stones 81: Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum

We’ll take four sections to discuss the most important week of the Christian year before returning to various secondary appointments in a church. § 81 § Passion (Palm) Sunday marks the final movement of the Lenten season toward the Triduum. … Continue reading

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Sunday In Exile

Building inspectors have advised us not to hold Sunday worship in the church this weekend. I’ve been busy exploring alternate venues that accommodate our many students who do not have access to transportation to get them very far off campus … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 37: Violence Rejected

A careful aside in Paul VI’s narrative, which seems to go without saying: 37. The Church cannot accept violence, especially the force of arms- which is uncontrollable once it is let loose- and indiscriminate death as the path to liberation, … Continue reading

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Smoke Damage Day

While I was getting ready for bed, my phone fielded a v-mail about a small fire in the upper walkway at my parish. Building closed all day. The fire was quite limited, and nobody was harmed or injured. There seems … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 79-80: The Tabernacle in the Sanctuary

Housing the tabernacle in the sanctuary is a viable option, and many bishops prescribe it regardless of the size of the church. § 79 § A special area can be designed within the sanctuary. Careful planning is needed so that … Continue reading

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All Are Welcome, But Who Is Saved?

A few times in the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a few internet essays about how many people will be saved. Hell has to be real, according to some, or nothing eschatological has real meaning. I suppose I can relate: … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 33-34: All Human Concerns

Two closely related sections that spell out succinctly the Church’s approach to the intersection of liberation and evangelization: 33. With regard to the liberation which evangelization proclaims and strives to put into practice one should rather say this: – it cannot … Continue reading

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