Monthly Archives: October 2013

Funeral Lectionary: Revelation 7:9-10, 15-17

The first reading for All Saints has a narrow intersection with one of the readings suggested for a funeral of a child (but not for an adult): verses 9 and 10. The commonality: I had a vision of a great … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 183-184

The sixth and final section of the eighth chapter. Let’s review the matter of “Complaints Regarding Abuses in Liturgical Matters.” [183.] In an altogether particular manner, let everyone do all that is in their power to ensure that the Most Holy … Continue reading

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New Red Hats

Pope Francis will name new cardinals early next year. I would like to see such “awards” detached from the episcopacy of large dioceses. But that’s not a dealbraker for me. Cardinals are important guys, and maybe even spiritual ones. But … Continue reading

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GMD 122: Family Life

More on goal number three here, but today, we’ll take a brief look at the objective “to foster the importance of the family.” As with yesterday’s objective, at first glance, one wonders about the connection with evangelization. But the truth is that … Continue reading

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Halloween War Spreads Abroad

Archbishop Marek Jedraszewski of Lodz enters the War on Halloween: Parents and teachers should protect youngsters against its images of terror and dread, especially when many already associate it with the cult of Satan. Halloween costume traditions aren’t all that … Continue reading

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Book of the Deceased

We received our new book of the deceased today. We had been purchasing blank books from publishers. A bequest from a parishioner funded this initiative. The book came in a nice box from our bookbinder, Peggy Johnston: Unfold the box, … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 181-182

If bishops have the responsibility, we do know that in the era of retrenchment, the curia has or once had the authority. If the CDWDS hears a report, they communicate to the bishop, who investigates: [181.] Whenever the Congregation for … Continue reading

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