Daily Archives: 1 January 2007

Snacking on the Word: Today’s Blessings

Today’s Lectionary readings contain two Old Testament pericopes of blessing. Through Moses (numbers 6:24-26), God tells Aaron to bless the people thus: The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious … Continue reading

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Glory & Praise vol 3

The third of the NALR series was published in 1982. We find a higher percentage of Scripture-based songs, 74 out of 102, than either previous volume, a reversal of the unfortunate trend of volume 2. It is possibly one of … Continue reading

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Rover, Rover, Reprogram, Rover

Years after they were expected to fade and fail, the Mars Rovers get some updated computer files. One of the new capabilities enables spacecraft to examine images and recognize certain types of features. It is based on software developed for … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 5

We move into the second section of Orientalium Ecclesiarum, one entitled, “Preservation Of The Spiritual Heritage Of The Eastern Churches.” First off, a note about governance, which is equally a right and a duty: History, tradition and abundant ecclesiastical institutions … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 4

We ring in the new year with our continuing look at Vatican II’s document on Easter Rite Catholicism. Means should be taken therefore in every part of the world for the protection and advancement of all the individual Churches and, … Continue reading

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