Daily Archives: 21 September 2013

Archbishop’s Homily

Archbishop Jackels preached this evening, and I loved his structure, content, and his use of a very good speaking voice. He was somewhat soft-spoken, but another parishioner commented on his gravitas. He sang the presidential prayers. My wife liked that, … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Strange Gods

Most often, I meet authors through their books, and them amble over to their web sites or blogs. More rarely do I read a book by someone I’ve known first as a blogger. Elizabeth Scalia’s Strange Gods is featured in … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 92-95

How do ordinary lay people receive Communion? In the hand or on the tongue, with a caution: [92.] Although each of the faithful always has the right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue, at his choice,[Cf. GIRM 161] if any … Continue reading

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Archbishop Visits

Our new archbishop visits the parish this weekend. Our Sunday 7pm Mass is often a stumbling block for visiting priests or homilists. I think Archbishop Jackels was given the option of when to leave, but to his credit, committed to … Continue reading

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More Misreading

Over at RNS, Mark Silk isn’t above tweaking ideological foils. He takes aim at Rod Dreher’s piece here. A lot of Catholic handwringing, even the little that’s coming from the Left, seems to me to be more “elder brother” fussing. … Continue reading

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GMD 42-44: Non-Catholics

Concluding the chapter on “How Evangelization Happens,” Go and Make Disciples addresses in turn non-Catholics Christians (42), Jews (43), and non-Christian religions (44). If part of evangelization is ongoing renewal, then it would follow that “dialogue and cooperation” (GMD 42) is … Continue reading

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