Daily Archives: 14 January 2007

Orientalium Ecclesiarum 30

We come to the conclusion of Orientalium Ecclesiarum with this post. Relations between Eastern Catholics and Orthodox are not very conducive to jacking up one’s blog popularity. And in the West, particularly in many stretches of North America, Eastern Rite … Continue reading

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All That’s Old Is Good

NLM discusses pre-conciliar children’s music, this First Communion hymn: Jesus so tenderly calls me to Him, He calls each one!¬† Strength to be faithful comes from Jesus’ dear love alone. As the warm sunshine feeds tall lilies, the violet blooms, … Continue reading

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A Diamond of an ET

¬† Carbonado diamonds, found in central Africa and Brazil, perhaps came to earth from supernova explosions in interstellar space. What tips off the scientists? The presence of hydrogen, suggestive of a deep-space origin. Delivery may have been via a solid … Continue reading

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Comet McNaught

¬† You can watch the comet in the early morning before dawn and just after sunset. This image on the left is from the SOHO probe that monitors the sun. You can see the “movie” from the space probe here. … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 29

Policy #3, wrapping up this chapter on “Relations,”¬†decentralizes the decisions on these ecumenical matters that touch upon worship: This conciliatory policy with regard to “communicatio in sacris” (participation in things sacred) with the brethren of the separated Eastern Churches is … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Five

“Guitar George, he knows all the chords. But he’s strictly rhythm; he doesn’t wanna make it cry or sing.” Guitar players get a bad rap, especially beginners and those stuck at or near the beginner’s stage. Three-chord strummers. That term … Continue reading

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Orientalium Ecclesiarum 28

Policy #2: non-sacramental sharing: Further, given the same principles, common participation by Catholics with their Eastern separated brethren in sacred functions, things and places is allowed for a just cause.(Agitur de s. d. communicatione in sacris extrasacramentali, Concilium est quod … Continue reading

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