Monthly Archives: November 2012

Built of Living Stones 190: Liturgical Education

What sort of catechesis will be needed in a parish? § 190 § As part of the self-study, the parish will want to develop a process for liturgical  education. While the actual content will vary from one parish to another, … Continue reading

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Political Thinking on Abortion

Is it time to end the political pro-life movement? One blogger forwards the idea. Or given that the abortion rate has been in a slight tailspin for a decade, helped apparently by the current presidency, maybe it’s time to shift … Continue reading

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Are Bibles For Writing In?

Even when I was in college, I demurred highlighting my textbooks. My friends were well-equipped, it seemed, with fluorescent pens of all colors. And every used volume in the bookstore seemed filled with someone else’s study priorities. One of my … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 187-189: The Parish Self-Study

Preface § 187 § By their design and construction, church buildings serve the rites of the Church and the devotion of the people, fostering their encounter with God who dwells in all holiness,(SC 122) and reflecting the faith of the … Continue reading

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WoC, 2012 Edition

The self-styled War on Christmas is heating up, I see. Santa Monica was swamped with atheist displays last year. So the city government appears to have pulled the plug on anything. Fair’s fair for public property, I suppose. As long … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 185-186: The Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Worship Committee, and the Finance Council

Standing councils and committees get a role: § 185 § Each of the key parish committees oversees the various aspects of parish life and continues to work during this major parish activity. As the building or renovation project progresses, these … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 183-184: The Parish Building Committee

The bishops don’t footnote it, but they presume there will be a committee to assist the pastor in his oversight of a building project: § 183 § Depending on the organization of the parish, a building committee will be formed … Continue reading

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