Daily Archives: 15 September 2006

Armchair Liturgist: Early Confirmation On Request

I ran across this better-than-usual question on Zenit’s Liturgy site: Several girls around 10 years of age, on their own initiative, have asked parents to take them to receive the sacrament of confirmation. They know their catechism and when asked … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 31

The council gives a definition: The term laity is here understood to mean all the faithful except those in holy orders and those in the state of religious life specially approved by the Church. … and acknowledges our proper role … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 30

Today begins a new chapter in Lumen Gentium, “The Laity.” First a clarification that the “People of God” and what was written about them apply to lay people: Having set forth the functions of the hierarchy, the Sacred Council gladly … Continue reading

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Singing Charles Wesley’s Hymns

One – but certainly not the only – benefit of marrying a Methodist is gaining familiarity with the hymns of Charles Wesley. The current issue of the Circuit Rider is devoted to John Wesley’s younger brother, who happened to compose … Continue reading

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