Daily Archives: 16 May 2008

FIYH Introduction 1: The Primary Duty of Priests

From the start, the bishops zero in on a point relevant to our recent discussion on lay preaching and clergy responsibilities: “The primary duty of priests is the proclamation of the Gospel of God to all.” These clear, straightforward words … Continue reading

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Phoenix On Target

Every since undergrad geology, I’ve loved the artistry of geomorphic maps. They just strike me as so art deco in a geeky kind of way. Above is Mars, and the yellow ellipse is the target for the Phoenix lander (illustrated, … Continue reading

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Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem Introduction

On 18 June 1967, Pope Paul VI issued a motu proprio providing the Latin Church general norms for the restoration of the permanent diaconate. Before we get into the rites of ordination proper, I thought it best to look at … Continue reading

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