Daily Archives: 21 November 2006

The Great Pluto War Revisited

A reprint from the publication Ad Astra appeared today on the site SPACE.com which details some of the dissatisfaction over the demotion of Pluto from planethood at this past summer’s IAU meeting. This puppy remains as controversial as the pro … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 61

The council bishops adopt an optimistic approach. The ritual life of the Church is grounded in Christ, in the Paschal Mystery. From this, material objects can assist people inclined to the spiritual, to the holy. Thus, for well-disposed members of … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 60

A brief but important description of those physical manifestations of ritual that never made it into the “S”acraments: Holy Mother Church has, moreover, instituted sacramentals. These are sacred signs which bear a resemblance to the sacraments: they signify effects, particularly … Continue reading

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Peace, BCDW, and other Liturgical Finickisms

Rock reported last night on one of the truly profound issues of our times. Apparently, lots of liturgical prelates and committees had been quizzed on this by folks disturbed at the thought that omitting the Sign of Peace might actually … Continue reading

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