Daily Archives: 5 February 2007

Gravissimum Educationis 2

2. Christian Education Since all Christians have become by rebirth of water and the Holy Spirit a new creature(Cf. Pius XI’s encyclical letter, Divini Illius Magistri, 1, p. 83.) so that they should be called and should be children of … Continue reading

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Who Shares My Name?

Have you seen these analyses on people’s blogs lately? Here’s how they analyzed my name. Remember, 299 million-plus people in the census and this is what they said about my last name: There are 0 people in the U.S. with … Continue reading

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Wuerl on Penance

The new archbishop of Washington isn’t going to put up barricades in the Communion line for politicians, but he did publish a pastoral letter of import.

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Navel Gazing

The annual love-fest begins. And they complain about how narcissistic non-orthodox Catholicism is. One year, you could vote once a day; not even an appeal to personal honor to keep it honest. Last year, my friend Lee was nominated (go … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Clouds, Frost, or Cliffs?

Here’s a Cassini image of Saturn’s moon Dione taken Saturday from a range of about 650,000 miles. Those white wisps: how would you call them? Are they clouds? No. The sharp disc of the moon tells you that unlike Titan … Continue reading

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Super Shame

It was hard to generate excitement for the game last night. My regular sacristan for 5PM Mass was out of town, so I volunteered to cover for him without a second thought. Brittany wanted to go sledding when I got … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: World Day of the Sick

  Looking ahead to liturgy action this coming weekend, what plans does your parish have for observing the World Day of the Sick? What would you do differently? C’mon; sit in the big purple chair and pontificate, if you would. … Continue reading

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