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- On Vocations
- Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities
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Monthly Archives: November 2006
The Orthodoxy Today website has an interesting commentary by the Orthodox priest Fr Stylianos Muksuris. He reminds us of something that might seem obvious but is too easily forgotten: “The Christians at prayer in Rome, North Africa, and Byzantium experienced … Continue reading
Vatican II did have something to say about the wedding liturgy: The marriage rite now found in the Roman Ritual is to be revised and enriched in such a way that the grace of the sacrament is more clearly signified … Continue reading
I’m a bit surprised at the tone taken at open book. I do think that anybody can stake a position against recent editorials criticizing the bishops for their stands on sexuality. In turn, there is nothing wrong with poking holes … Continue reading
This could be Kansas City, but it’s not. Cassini catches some Saturnian clouds and the shadows they cast on lower cloud levels on the planet. Snow day for the area children today, as yesterday’s freezing rain made driving dangerous. In … Continue reading
Right here from my very own diocese, a boy who has serious ecclesiastical aspirations. But portraying Jesus preaching to his disciples and the people is his favorite pastime, she said. His favorite story about Jesus, which she said he will … Continue reading
From the NCR, via the Catholic News Hub, a tale of a priest who left Roman Catholicism for schism, then found his bishop ready to reconcile: (A)t age 52, (Father Ray McHenry) found himself in a failed relationship, with no … Continue reading
Vatican II treats the liturgical details of ordination: Both the ceremonies and texts of the ordination rites are to be revised. The address given by the bishop at the beginning of each ordination or consecration may be in the mother … Continue reading
Continuing with Vatican II on anointing of the sick: The number of the anointings is to be adapted to the occasion, and the prayers which belong to the rite of anointing are to be revised so as to correspond with … Continue reading
Were I younger and living several decades ago, it would have been an experience to work alongside Dorothy Day. I had a friend back in Rochester who did just that, in the late 30’s. She had stories. I recently discovered … Continue reading
One is tempted to say that progressive Catholicism is dead, but it’s not my temptation. Is print dead? Without diocesan subsidies, I suspect many diocesan organs would be going the way of Toronto’s Catholic New Times. Their last issue was … Continue reading
Yet the council did not ignore the need for a deathbed ritual: In addition to the separate rites for anointing of the sick and for viaticum, a continuous rite shall be prepared according to which the sick (person) is anointed … Continue reading
My friend Steve sent the Assisi edition of his travelogue a few days back. For those late to this party, he was a pilgrim on Bishop Finn’s recent trip to Rome and Assisi. He and his wife provided music in … Continue reading
From this edge of the Anatolian peninsula, a natural bridge between continents, let us implore peace and reconciliation, above all for those dwelling in the Land called “Holy” and considered as such by Christians, Jews and Muslims alike: it is … Continue reading
This is one aspect of Vatican II I remember parishes hammering away at during the 70’s and 80’s: “Extreme unction,” which may also and more fittingly be called “anointing of the sick,” is not a sacrament for those only who … Continue reading