Daily Archives: 14 January 2008


My favorite new recipe for ’08. A parishioner brought a loaf for the staff a few weeks ago and it was quite good. I found this recipe online, and second time around, added more sugar plus 1 tsp of cardamom … Continue reading

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RBC 5: Parental Role

It’s no accident that the longest of the introduction’s thirty-one sections is devoted to the role of the parents. Parents are an essential link in the cultivation and rearing of new believers. 5. Because of the natural relationships, parents have … Continue reading

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Rudy Goes To Megachurch

The NY Daily News reported Giuliani went to church yesterday, but not to Mass. The former mayor, whose second divorce has left him on the outs with his own Catholic Church, started a three-day bus tour through Florida┬áSunday with a … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: The Strange Liturgical Year of 2008

With a post-conciliar record low of three Sundays before Lent, how do you or would you handle seasonal music at your parish, especially if you switch Mass settings from Christmas to Ordinary Time to Lent? In three years, we’ll celebrate … Continue reading

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RBC 4: The Role of the Community

Now that we’ve completed the bulk of the Rite of Penance (only three appendices on dispensations and communal services remain) let’s get into the meat of the Rite of Baptism for Children (henceforth (RBC). You can catch the first of … Continue reading

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