Daily Archives: 10 November 2006


From the Catholic News Hub, a new service from CNS, comes this brief editorial piece from Austin, Texas on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. “Helping people understand that their fears keep them from realizing God’s love, and the love of others, … Continue reading

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Finding One’s Limits

Zenit reported earlier this week on Pope Benedict’s address at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. Science, however, while giving generously, gives only what it is meant to give. (Humankind)  cannot place in science and technology so radical and unconditional a … Continue reading

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Language, but Mostly Not Ideological

From Zenit’s liturgy column this week, a complaint about the widespread use of “Pray, brothers and sisters …” which has usurped the “Pray brethren …” followed by a curious answer by columnistFather Edward McNamara. Thus, not all expressions such as … Continue reading

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Upgrade Update

As you can see, I still don’t have my name identifying my posts. Hopefully you realize that if Neil’s greater erudition doesn’t tell you, all of his posts are in the “Neil” category. Everything else is mine. The archives are … Continue reading

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Learning from the East: An Interview with an Orthodox Theologian

This is Neil again. I’m still trying to learn WordPress, but for now I’ve really got to say that this system provides us with much more interesting information about the blog – yesterday someone arrived after typing “how to put … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 36

This post is the last one today on those “didactic and pastoral” norms of liturgy. 1. Particular law remaining in force, the use of the Latin language is to be preserved in the Latin rites. People are often surprised to … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 35

I’ll be posting on these three sections examining those “norms” today. First we read that words and actions, intimately connected, should be made evidently so. That the intimate connection between words and rites may be apparent in the liturgy: 1) … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 34

Today, we’ll look at these “didactic and pastoral” norms mentioned in SC 33 which “should be observed” in liturgical revision. The rites should be distinguished by a noble simplicity; they should be short, clear, and unencumbered by useless repetitions; they … Continue reading

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