Daily Archives: 9 May 2008

Documenta Lingua Latina

Quite a bit online in Latin at the Vatican web site: the Bible, Canon Law, the Catechism, Vatican II and papal documents. I guess those inclined to do so can practice translating skills and make sure everybody else is toeing … Continue reading

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Long Island Communion Services To End

CNS picks up this story as today’s headliner, that Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre (Long Island) has ordered an end to Communion services that replace daily Mass on a parish schedule. Liturgy that brings Communion to the sick … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 112: (1bc adapted), 1bc-2, 3-4, 5-7a, 7b-8, 9

Except for the final verse, an invective against the wicked, the whole of this acrostic (alphabetical) psalm is given in five stanzas. Psalm 112 isn’t chosen often. I don’t ever recall playing for or attending a wedding that included it. … Continue reading

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First Communion Stories

How I inverted the sacraments of initiation. Inadvertently, of course. One commenter relates his similar story. Thank goodness the sacraments are sturdy enough to weather this kind of thing, that they still inspire faith.

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Two Fathers And More

The problem with taking things literally is that one can easily back into a difficult corner. Amy relates a Christianity Today editorial that takes a few more swings at the CRS Trinity. The best part of the opinion is that … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Designated Minister

As First Communion season winds down, here’s a frequent request fielded by pastor and liturgist: A family approaches (sometimes well in advance, sometimes at last minute) and announces an ordained uncle wishes to concelebrate the First Communion Mass and give … Continue reading

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Carnival #53

The 53rd edition of the Carnival of Space is online with a fine gallery of posts. It includes my piece earlier this week on our family’s first trip to the astronomy open night. Around the blogosphere, check out this image … Continue reading

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