Daily Archives: 26 November 2006

Sacrosanctum Concilium 70

We finish up Vatican II’s look at liturgical baptism with a point of liturgical trivia: Except during Eastertide, baptismal water may be blessed within the rite of baptism itself by an approved shorter formula.

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Asking and Getting

Get the goods on Catherine of Alexandria from this great blog Ask Sister Mary Martha. St. Catherine … is preaching Christianity. Her converts are promptly killed and Catherine is thrown into jail. But now she is so famous that the … Continue reading

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Would St Francis Be In PETA’s Dog House?

It was his idea, you know. A Protestant Alaska pastor gets PETA’s attention for advertising a “Living Nativity.” Turns out there were only human actors: Joseph, Mary, and people dressed up in animal costumes. Baby Jesus was plastic. Untruth in … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 69

We continue with Vatican II directives on the theme of baptism: how to receive formally (ie, through the clergy) those who have already been baptized: In place of the rite called the “Order of supplying what was omitted in the … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 68

More practical stuff on baptism from the council: The baptismal rite should contain variants, to be used at the discretion of the local ordinary, for occasions when a very large number are to be baptized together. Moreover, a shorter rite … Continue reading

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