Daily Archives: 26 January 2007

Discerning Gifts

I’m interested in a fairly new blogging effort, Intentional Disciples, that has gained some attention among the 800-pound gorillae of the blogosphere this week. This post today, while not able to completely dodge the liturgy tussles, does have an interesting … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Catholic Schools Week

  Suppose your parish school personnel approach you about student involvement at the Sunday Masses this weekend. What do you say? Nyet/Verboten/Mais non? Would you give them one Mass? A little bit at each Mass? Or suggest they buy the … Continue reading

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American journalist Ambrose Bierce on a topic beloved to the blogosphere: A conservative is a statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.

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Unitatis Redintegratio 11

The Vatican II bishops address one of the modern concerns of conservatives: The way and method in which the Catholic faith is expressed should never become an obstacle to dialogue with our (sisters and brothers). It is, of course, essential … Continue reading

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Unitatis Redintegratio 10

Christendom’s observance for unity concluded yesterday, but we’re not quite halfway through Vatican II’s Decree on Ecumenism. If this next bit is in print, then there’s a recognition that historical fact has sometimes taken a back seat to more heated … Continue reading

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The Trinity and Us

(This is Neil.) In my limited experience, everything written by Bishop Kalllistos (Ware) is worth reading. I’ve already posted the Orthodox Bishop of Diokleia’s thoughts on liturgy and community, reconciliation, and trees (if you don’t think that trees are important, … Continue reading

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