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Daily Archives: 15 December 2006
I hope it does. My daughter informs me she’s been selected for the school-wide spelling bee. Each grade level 4th through 8th at our parish school contributes two students. Tuesday, she and another were spelling champs of their classroom. Apparently, … Continue reading
A few comments on our parish’s Christmas schedule got me thinking. Longtime CS readers will know I’m not a fan of Saturday night Masses. Like that vigorous promoter of conciliar liturgical reform, Cardinal Krol, I wish they would go away. … Continue reading
Fr Fox commented on the deep gold color of the pope’s vestments for a dedication of a parish church. I have a friend who, sadly, lacks a web page, but who acts as sort of an independent merchant in vestments … Continue reading
The minds of the faithful must be directed primarily toward the feasts of the Lord whereby the mysteries of salvation are celebrated in the course of the year. Therefore, the proper of the time shall be given the preference which … Continue reading
(This is Neil). Here is an excerpt from the very latest “Life in Christ” column, written by the Orthodox priest and exegete, John Breck. It clearly and succintly gets to the heart of things: As much as any other Christian … Continue reading
Remember those geysers on Enceladus we’ve been gushing about? Scientist Susan Kieffer proposes a sub-freezing theory for the plumes of ice and gas bursting from its south pole. Geologists among us might remember what a clathrate is. The University of … Continue reading
More on the liturgical year, making room for preservation, restoration, and when situations warrant, adaptation: The liturgical year is to be revised so that the traditional customs and discipline of the sacred seasons shall be preserved or restored to suit … Continue reading
This section details the primacy of Sunday for Christians: By a tradition handed down from the apostles which took its origin from the very day of Christ’s resurrection, the Church celebrates the paschal mystery every eighth day; with good reason … Continue reading
Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or, if you don’t like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?