Daily Archives: 13 December 2012

12-12-12? What About 2012, 2012, 2012?

I don’t really perceive the magnitude of the fuss of yesterday. Maybe it was a big deal for Jesus being found in the Temple. But probably not, eh? I lived through the 12:34:56 moment on 7-8-90. It was an okay … Continue reading

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Lucy, Friendly Star

Lucy is the only (major, canonized) martyr of Advent. Her feast lands in the middle of the season, which may be a caution to us believers accustomed to quiet waiting and economic frivolity. At the heart of waiting and preparation is … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 221-225: Sound in the Place of Worship

Acoustics–probably the very first physical concern for a church. § 221 § Silence is the ground of all prayer. From contemplative silence emerge the sung and spoken prayer of the entire assembly and the prayers and proclamations of the various … Continue reading

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Porta Fidei 14: The Witness of Charity

In observing the Year of Faith, the pope urges believers to put their faith into action. 14. The Year of Faith will also be a good opportunity to intensify the witness of charity. As Saint Paul reminds us: “So faith, … Continue reading

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