Daily Archives: 16 December 2006

(Ice) Crystal Cathedral & Dinosaurs

A parishioner sent me some images from the Fairbanks Ice Festival. There is no truth to the rumor that traditionalists celebrated indult Masses within this impressive edifice. I was struck by this next image because of my love of paleontology, … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 111

With this post we wrap up Vatican II’s look at the liturgical year. The saints have been traditionally honored in the Church and their authentic relics and images held in veneration. For the feasts of the saints proclaim the wonderful … Continue reading

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Traditionalists Advocate for Democracy

Somewhat, anyway. Here’s one link to a petition to liberalize the 1962 Missal. The spirit of Vatican II takes root in wonderful new ways.

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 110

More on Lent, including the communal expression of penitential practices: During Lent penance should not be only internal and individual, but also external and social. The practice of penance should be fostered in ways that are possible in our own … Continue reading

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Archive Update

Neil’s and my commentary on two more Vatican documents, Nostra Aetate and Dignitatis Humanae, are fully incorporated into the topics sidebar. By the time we finish our look at Vatican II, it might be nearly time to do it all … Continue reading

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The Kiss of Peace II

Last month, I (Neil) posted a summary of an article in the East Asian Pastoral Review by the Jesuit scholar Keith Pecklers on the Kiss of Peace. Fr Pecklers has himself written a shorter version of his article for this … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 109

It was Vatican II itself, and not crazed liturgists or catechumenate directors who reminded the Church that Lent isn’t 100% about penance: The season of Lent has a twofold character: primarily by recalling or preparing for baptism and by penance, … Continue reading

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The Holiday Buffet IX

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. Bon appetit. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it’s loaded with the mandatory … Continue reading

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