Monthly Archives: October 2013

Vox Clara in Rome

Don’t look now, but some of our favorite reform2 prelates are sipping on vino in proximity to the Tiber this week. From Vatican Radio’s website, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa: I think one of the main tasks we have is … Continue reading

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GMD 121: To The Neighborhoods

The first of seven objectives for goal number three, spreading Gospel values throughout the nation, reads as follows: To involve parishes and local service groups in the needs of their neighborhood Six possible strategies are listed, including “raising of awareness of … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: On The Razor’s Edge

The first two-thirds of this novel plods along. I didn’t mind because the series started out great and moved along so well. Then, suddenly, pow! A couple of betrayals, and things start really moving fast. Literary whiplash it was, and … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 176-180

Let’s consider the role of the bishop in dealing with liturgical problems: [176.] The diocesan Bishop, “since he is the principal dispenser of the mysteries of God, is to strive constantly so that Christ’s faithful entrusted to his care may … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Ephesians 1:3-10

Overlooked in the funeral Lectionary is this selection suggested for the funeral of a child. You can find more Catholic suggestions in the Order of Christian funerals right after the adult readings, in chapter 14. The framers of the rite suggest … Continue reading

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GMD 117-120: Bringing Values to the World

Here we are at the bishops’ final goal, number three. It reads in the document: 117. Goal III: To foster gospel values in our society, promoting the dignity of the human person, the importance of the family, and the common good … Continue reading

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Narcissism, Narcissism Everywhere

This isn’t a post about this past weekend’s tax collector. I think he was alright. First, Jesus talked about him as an illustration, and not as a real human being. So a question: can a guilty person be a narcissist? … Continue reading

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