Daily Archives: 17 February 2006

The Fear of Death and the Mind of Christ

We’ve already discussed the fear of death and the need, as one elder put it, to “stand where Christ was crucified,” trusting that Christ has already trampled death by his death, freeing us from its slavery. This requires nothing less … Continue reading

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“The Sky Is Not Falling!”

Usually when ice melts, it’s getting warmer. If Greenland is getting snowier, we have a balance. Maybe. What I’d be worried about (more than Muslims or cultural relativists if I were a European) is the addition of large amounts of … Continue reading

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Liturgical Abuse!

Cardinal Francis Arinze, head of the curial congregation responsible for liturgy, is not having a good week with neo-orthodox nitpickers. Rock provides this photo of him committing that most heinous of liturgical abuses … wearing the stole on the outside … Continue reading

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Another Olympian of Faith

CNS picks up the faith angle on another Catholic Olympian, Carolyn Treacy of the women’s biathlon (skiing plus shooting). CNS reports: Carolyn Treacy, the so-called underdog biathlete, found the needed calm and inner strength to make the XX Olympic Winter … Continue reading

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Papal Reflection on the Hours

Pope Benedict has continued his predecessor’s reflections on psalms and biblical canticles begun five years ago. If you’re interested in a look back, the Zenit archives have them all. Speaking on the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) the pope says: It is … Continue reading

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Arinze on Benedict on the Neocatechumenal Way

Zenit has an interview. I found this tidbit interesting: It stemmed from the results of this congregation’s examination of the way in which the Neocatechumenal Way has celebrated holy Mass for many years, as, following the approval of the statutes … Continue reading

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The Shape of Things To Come

Movies, that is, according to Rick Norwood, media reviewer for the sf site. St Blog’s hot (and other) spots: The Da Vinci Code by Akiva Goldsman, from the novel by Dan Brown. Goldsman wrote A Beautiful Mind. But he also … Continue reading

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