Daily Archives: 28 November 2006

Sacrosanctum Concilium 73

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

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To the Moon

NASA announces a press conference next Monday that will describe the plans for lunar exploration. If they want to listen, I have an initial suggestion: The Marius Hills, imaged here. This was considered during the Apollo program, but they decided … Continue reading

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Scalloped Rings

  The Cassini site posted an image that shows the influence of the tiny moon Daphnis on nearby ring edges. The Keeler Gap is 26 miles wide; the moon 4.3.

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Intermissal Intermission

With all the blogosphere focused on the Holy Father’s visit to Turkey, the liturgy posts are drawing less discussion today. Which is as it should be. I was a little surprised that this open book post on Liturgical Matters had … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 72

If a council were held today, I think this sacrament would get a lot more than these twenty-seven words: The rite and formulas for the sacrament of penance are to be revised so that they more clearly express both the … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 71

A theologian once quipped that confirmation was a sacrament in search of a theology. Vatican II did make a few brief suggestions: The rite of confirmation is to be revised and the intimate connection which this sacrament has with the whole … Continue reading

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Boys and Girls Will Be Boys and Girls

Reviewing my parish’s altar server roster yesterday morning, I noticed we have a balance of 47 boys, 47 girls. I encounter more problems with combatative siblings serving together than boys shying away because of girls. Boys make up about 30% of … Continue reading

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