Daily Archives: 26 December 2006

Deacon, Protomartyr, Witness … Seminarians?

Our diocese has a tradition. My parish hosts the Serra Club’s annual seminarian appreciation Mass and dinner on the evening of December 26th. It has been so, I am told, since our prior bishop instituted the practice while the clergy-in-training were … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer and Gratitude

I had a marvelous time this past weekend, despite being a little fatigued from the flu. I feel so much better today. Perhaps it was Adventitis. Originally, we were looking at thirteen Masses in 45 hours. Which seems rather extreme. … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Christmas Proclamation

A number of years ago, LTP began to promote this suggestion for parishes: The twenty-fifth day of December. In the five thousand one hundred and ninety-ninth year of the creation of the world from the time when God in the … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Church Creche

Brigid had asked for an armchair liturgist spot on Advent wreath. I thought I had done that last year. But as it turns out, I didn’t. This feature isn’t quite a year old, only going back to January 2006. So … Continue reading

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Don’t Breathe This Gas

Scientists find a ring of gas around a white dwarf in the constellation Virgo. Don’t go thinking it’s an opportunity for explorers to get high or anything; this ring contains iron and other metals in gaseous state. Pretty hot. And … Continue reading

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The Slippery Slope of Popularity

The wordpress Catholic Sensibility reached a new high of 589 visits a week ago today. But I see you readers have given us six consecutive days of reduced views. Good for you. You show yourself to be people of moderation … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 125

This is a bit that has gotten some accused of iconoclasm: The practice of placing sacred images in churches so that they may be venerated by the faithful is to be maintained. Nevertheless their number should be moderate and their … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 124

Ordinaries, by the encouragement and favor they show to art which is truly sacred, should strive after noble beauty rather than mere sumptuous display. This principle is to apply also in the matter of sacred vestments and ornaments. Nobility versus … Continue reading

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