Daily Archives: 15 December 2006

This Spells Fun

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

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Timing/Taming the Vigil

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

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Getting Vestments

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

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 108

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

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“Since for our sake the eternal God was born as a little child”

(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

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The Clathrate Theory

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

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 107

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

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 106

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

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The Holiday Buffet VIII

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?

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Another Vatican II Commentary Archived

CS’s 2005 examination of Optatam Totius is now archived. The old Vatican II threads didn’t have those identifying images at right, so for the OT posts, I used that shot of seminarians rejoicing at the election of Benedict XVI. Liturgy … Continue reading

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