Daily Archives: 13 May 2008

Lay Preaching Ends, Look For Clerical Narcissism

CNS picks up the story as their lead headline today. Before Redemptionis Sacramentum a bishop had the power to authorize lay preaching in his diocese. Aware that some canonists disagreed, it is deceptive at best, and at worst a bold-faced … Continue reading

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Tackling The Blogosphere

It takes guts, I’ll say that much. Marty Haugen e-mails the Curt Jester to settle the question that had a few Catholic bloggers tied up in knots: Was that post to my combox genuine? They sure weren’t going to take … Continue reading

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Boys Will Be Boys

Interesting post on facing liturgical east from a high school chaplain’s perspective, and duly noted by Father Z. It’s not a leap to think back to my own high school days. My peers and I would have approved of teachers … Continue reading

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Martian Posse

Do you want to join a search team on the planet Mars? No, really. They need some help. Sharp eyes and decent computer required. Look for this, lost in 1999:

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Not Small Change

Is it a publisher’s thing to promote everything as a trilogy? Familiarity breeds better book sales, probably. That said, this second book in a series, Ha’penny is a great mystery that picks up on one of my favorite reads from … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 148: (13a) 1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-13a, 13c-14a

Another “Alleluia Psalm” offers itself as a wedding choice. Along with the 112th, Psalm 148 puts a structure of praise on the lips of the assembly and her psalmist: Let all praise the name of the Lord. or: Alleluia. Alleluia. … Continue reading

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