Monthly Archives: March 2007

Ad Gentes 24

Yet (a person) must respond to God Who calls, and that in such a way, that without taking counsel with flesh and blood (Gal. 1:16), he (or she) devotes (her or) himself wholly to the work of the Gospel. This response, … Continue reading

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“I tell you, if they keep silent, the stones will cry out!”

(This is Neil.) What might Palm Sunday have to do with the environment? I would like to share part of a very good article from this week’s Tablet, written by Fr Paul McPartlan of the Catholic University of America (we earlier posted … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 23

With this post we begin chapter IV, “Missionaries.” Although every disciple of Christ, as far in (her or) him lies, has the duty of spreading the Faith, Christ the Lord always calls whomever He will from among the number of … Continue reading

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More Tridentine Reflections

CNS picks up on the buzz today. I suppose that means the traditionalists had it right all along, only the wrong year for implementation. A few observations: 1. I’m sympathetic to blunders made in implementing the 1970 Rite. But I … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Optional Penitential Rite

Sit in the chair and make some rulings on the Penitential Rite, including the Confiteor and Kyrie: (a) mandatory (b) optional (c) not a rubrical choice 1. Ash Wednesday 2. Palm Sunday 3. Mass of the Lord’s Supper 4. Good … Continue reading

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Ad Gentes 22

The council bishops discuss the interplay of theology and what a “young Church” may have to offer the universal Church. The seed which is the word of God, watered by divine dew, sprouts from the good ground and draws from … Continue reading

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Something From the Cardinal Egan School …

  … of pastoral mismanagement? And talk about tuition hikes, this is like ascending Olympus Mons. But there is a bright side: multilingual computer geeks who know about architecture and Judaism. The academy is the brainchild of Catherine Hickey, the … Continue reading

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