Daily Archives: 15 May 2008

The Real State of Real Estate

The homestead gets packed, cleaned, sorted, and given away in little or big bits each day. It’s a waiting time now, as we prepare to leave Kansas City, our home for the past six years. We’re eagerly, anxiously, and a … Continue reading

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FIYH Foreword

The Foreword of the USCCB document Fulfilled in Your Hearing sums up the when and why: In 1979 the Bishops’ Committee on Priestly Life and Ministry decided to address the question of preaching with respect to the Sunday homily for … Continue reading

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Next Up: Deacons

As a preliminary to tackling the ordination rites for deacons, priests, and bishops, I thought we would take a look at the two apostolic letters (motu proprio) from Pope Paul VI restoring the permanent diaconate (Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem in 1967) … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a

For those who think the ideological struggle between Catholic music contemporary and traditional is new to the Judeo-Christian experience, think again. If the Psalter is seen as the Temple hymnal for serious Jews, then the Song of Songs must surely be … Continue reading

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Carnival 54, Where Are You?

The 54th Carnival of Space, that is, hosted by David of Altair VI. That’s Altair VI the blog, not the planet. I’ve been lined up to host the event next week. Meanwhile, here’s a Cassini radar image of the highlands … Continue reading

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