Daily Archives: 3 December 2007

RP 11: Penitents

We have an unfootnoted section on the other celebrants of the sacrament: 11. The parts that penitents themselves have in the celebration of the sacrament are of the greatest importance. The act of confessing becomes sacramental matter: When with proper … Continue reading

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Noctis Labyrinthus

From ESA’s Mars Express, the “Labyrinth of Night.” Of course, conservative Catholics would tend to say that’s true of every earthbound labyrinth. Still, this one is a lot prettier. A computer generated perspective of the image above from not quite … Continue reading

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Tin Man on SciFi

I went into viewing this miniseries hoping I was going to be pleasantly surprised. I’ve been disappointed with most everything coming out of that network since the Dune adaptations several year back. Too many low-budget horror flicks. Too much formula … Continue reading

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RP 10: The Pastoral Confessor

This section details the “pastoral” expectations of the confessor. The first requirements are “constant study” and “fervent prayer.” 10. a. In order that he may fulfill his ministry properly and faithfully, understand the disorders of souls and apply the appropriate … Continue reading

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Too Long A Dream

The Cyber Hymnal has Walter Bowie’s “O Holy City, Seen of John,” which we used this past weekend at some Masses. I had overlooked the text for years, but noticed it attached to the shape note tune our parish sings … Continue reading

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