Daily Archives: 23 May 2007

Mysterium Fidei 66-69: Eucharistic Devotion 2

Daily Mass and Holy Communion Daily Mass and daily Communion are a “gift,” as is prayer in churches before the Blessed Sacrament. 66. It is desirable to have the faithful in large numbers take an active part in the sacrifice … Continue reading

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Zenit Covers Head Coverings

Dress code, of a sort, makes it into Fr Edward McNamara’s weekly liturgy Q&A at Zenit. I like hats, sometimes to wear, and sometimes just watching them on other people. I dated a woman in the 80′s who loved hats … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 64-65: Eucharistic Devotion 1

EXHORTATION TO FOSTERING EUCHARISTIC DEVOTION 64. And so We beseech you, Venerable Brothers, to take this faith, which means nothing less than maintaining complete fidelity to the words of Christ and the Apostles, and preserve it in its purity and … Continue reading

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Titan’s Catalina Islands

Or it might resemble the Greek islands of the Aegean. Any way you look at it, it shows a rather substantial sea near an Earth-equivalent latitude of Alaska’s north shore, central Greenland, or Murmansk. ‘Course on Earth, those locales might … Continue reading

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Cat Scanning the Rings

It’s not a true color image, but Saturn’s rings appear here imaged in the UV spectrum as the star Alpha Arae passed behind them last November. As Cassini orbits the planet, background stars are imaged through the rings, allowing mission … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 56-63: On the Worship of Latria

The next eight sections address Eucharistic worship outside of Mass. We move from cautions against irreverence and possible sacrilege to actual devotion as arose in the Middle Ages: ON THE WORSHIP OF LATRIA 56. The Catholic Church has always displayed … Continue reading

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WEAry Criticism

I was surprised to hear the Equal Rights Amendment is being resuscitated. Under a new acronym, too. Same text, though: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state … Continue reading

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