Monthly Archives: April 2006

Breaking, But Back Thursday

I’ll be taking a blogging break for a few days while I’m in Omaha. I trust Neil to hold down the fort if he cares to post anything. Otherwise, behave yourselves, keep the faith, and have fun. It’s been raining … Continue reading

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Actual Activity

This is old ground covered here before, but my liturgical colleague Shawn Tribe questions the post-conciliar approach to “active participation” in the liturgy. First he says something with which I can completely agree: Now it should be noted that, understood … Continue reading

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Aquinas on Torture

(This is Neil) As we consider the issue of torture, we might find ourselves hesitating when we recall the not insignificant place of torture in the history of the Catholic Church. After Mark Shea composed an article for Crisis arguing … Continue reading

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Iraq: Now What?

I generally don’t blog about politics, but I was struck by a blunt and difficult question Peter Nixon has asked on the Commonweal blog about Iraq: “Now what?” With his characteristic honesty, Peter admitted his own ambivalent feelings regarding an … Continue reading

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Sunday Afternoon With Titan

  The Cassini probe prepares for a close encounterwith the moon Titan this weekend. The target is a region called Xanadu. Scientists won’t find either Kubla Khan or Olivia Newton-John there. But they’re not quite sure just what they will … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 48

The document continues its treament of marriage and family issues, first by reinforcing the principle that marriage is a permanent covenant: The intimate partnership of married life and love has been established by the Creator and qualified by His laws, … Continue reading

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The Ecumenical Patriarch’s Paschal Proclamation

I wonder if you have had a chance to read Patriarch Bartholomew’s proclamation for this year. I thought that the following excerpt was particularly arresting: Life is risen! Christ is Risen! And we bear witness to His Resurrection not only … Continue reading

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