Monthly Archives: October 2012

Built of Living Stones 140-141: The Work of Our Hands: Art and Artists Assisting the Church at Prayer

Chapter Three leads off with a thoughtful meditation on the incarnational genius of the Roman Rite. We experience extraordinary things in very ordinary signs. And it is a sensual thing: we experience God through our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 67: The Successor of Peter

What is the basis for Peter’s primacy? The early Acts of the Apostles, plus many confirmations from other popes and from medieval, post-Schism councils. 67. The Successor of Peter is thus, by the will of Christ, entrusted with the preeminent … Continue reading

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Online Sacramental Formation

The Archdiocese of Seoul has initiated it for Confirmation. Online resources can be especially helpful to engaged couples. Around thirty percent of the marriages celebrated in my parish involve some degree of separation: one or both engaged persons are away … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 139: Concluding Chapter Two

A transition from a chapter heavily backed by Church teaching, as we move into thirty numbered sections in which we will examine the role of art, and the people who create it. § 139 § In this chapter, the liturgical … Continue reading

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Preaching In The 21st Century

I see on CNS that the US bishops do indeed have a new document on preaching in the pipeline. Considering that so many good ideas found in Fulfilled In Your Hearing went untouched, I did wonder many months ago why the … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 66: The Whole Church Evangelizes

We have reached a new phase of this 1975 document with today’s post. Here we transition to a longer section (67-72) in which we will look at, in turn the pope, the bishops, women and men in religious life, lay people … Continue reading

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Counting At Mass

October is the month for counting people in my archdiocese. We had a “storm surge” for the university’s homecoming observances this past weekend, especially at our later morning Mass. Overall, with merging our Saturday liturgy into the other parish’s, numbers … Continue reading

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