Daily Archives: 7 November 2006

Science As “Informed Worship”

Alan Boyle’s Cosmic Log feature at msnbc has an interesting read today. Boyle interviews Ann Druyan, widow of Carl Sagan and editor of a book gathering ten lectures the astronomer gave in 1985 on the confluence of science and religion. … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 31

Only nineteen words: probably our shortest quote from Vatican II or close to it. The people’s parts of the liturgy are important enough to have careful attention. The revision of the liturgical books must carefully attend to the provision of … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 30

More liturgical norms from Vatican II: To promote active participation, the people should be encouraged to take part by means of acclamations, responses, psalmody, antiphons, and songs, as well as by actions, gestures, and bodily attitudes. And at the proper … Continue reading

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Transit of Mercury

Tomorrow finds three celestial objects all in a row: Mercury directly in between the Sun and the Earth. The diagram above shows what you would see from the North American west coast, Pacific time. The famous Polish astronomer Copernicus reportedly … Continue reading

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