Daily Archives: 8 December 2006

Immaculate Conception

  Our bishop declared a diocesan school holiday for our patronal feast. We had a bit more than two-hundred in attendance last night for Mass, a handful of whom were children. Ordinarily on today’s feast, we would offer five Masses: … Continue reading

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The Holiday Buffet I

My Illinois friend Steve (not the organist) passed on a slew of suggestions from a friend of his. Consider this series a public service announcement for the blogosphere. Enjoy. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 91

The council bishops lay the groundwork for the current four-week cycle of psalmody: So that it may really be possible in practice to observe the course of the hours proposed in Art. 89, the psalms are no longer to be … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 90

Continuing on the Liturgy of the Hours, the council favors an integrative approach. The Office is not just an exercise in piety, but ideally the praying of it should be tied closely with the intellectual development of the believer. The … Continue reading

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