Daily Archives: 29 November 2006

Dorothy’s Liturgical Plea To Priests

Were I younger and living several decades ago, it would have been an experience to work alongside Dorothy Day. I had a friend back in Rochester who did just that, in the late 30’s. She had stories. I recently discovered … Continue reading

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They Could Try The Blogosphere

One is tempted to say that progressive Catholicism is dead, but it’s not my temptation. Is print dead? Without diocesan subsidies, I suspect many diocesan organs would be going the way of Toronto’s Catholic New Times. Their last issue was … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 74

Yet the council did not ignore the need for a deathbed ritual: In addition to the separate rites for anointing of the sick and for viaticum, a continuous rite shall be prepared according to which the sick (person) is anointed … Continue reading

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Divertimento: The Organ of Assisi

My friend Steve sent the Assisi edition of his travelogue a few days back. For those late to this party, he was a pilgrim on Bishop Finn’s recent trip to Rome and Assisi. He and his wife provided music in … Continue reading

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The Kiss of Peace

From this edge of the Anatolian peninsula, a natural bridge between continents, let us implore peace and reconciliation, above all for those dwelling in the Land called “Holy” and considered as such by Christians, Jews and Muslims alike: it is … Continue reading

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