Monthly Archives: August 2007

Watch Where You’re Going On Arsia Mons

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE instrument has captured another image of those mysterious caves on Mars. When you catch one of these at high noon, you won’t get too much perspective, just a dark hole in a bright landscape. In … Continue reading

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Catholic High Schools: Known For Athletics

 Wednesday’s CNS news briefs picked up this note: Nine Catholic high schools are in USA Today’s “Super 25” rankings — including four in the top 10. The rankings were published in the newspaper’s Aug. 22 issue. St. Xavier High School … Continue reading

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Wedding Mass Marriage Rite 30-32: Liturgy of the Eucharist

Not much in quantity is offered in the Rite’s notes on the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Those numbers referenced are part of the extensive appendix to the Rite of Marriage which provides readings, prayers, and various options. 30. The Order … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Labor Day

I know we’ve talked about this before, but how would you handle Monday’s holiday liturgically? How much mention in the homily, the prayers, or the concluding song? What do you do on Labor Day itself? Or do you just celebrate … Continue reading

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God and Evolution: A New Solution?

(This is Neil.) As you might guess from my recent silence on the blog, I’ve been rather busy. I do want to eventually return to earlier discussions, particularly on late medieval liturgy and discernment, but those posts, alas, will have … Continue reading

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Bertone on Liturgy

It wasn’t a speaking gig, but a letter to the 58th Italian National Liturgical Week. Zenit has a brief story on Cardinal Bertone’s piece, but here’s a snippet in case you don’t want to engage the link: “For every Christian … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Devotions at Mass

If you’ve visited Zenit’s liturgy Q&A this week, hold your post. But if you haven’t, what would you say if somebody suggested your parish do the Divine Mercy Chaplet (or some other devotion) during Mass. Would it change your answer … Continue reading

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