Daily Archives: 20 May 2008

On My Bookshelf: Titan Unveiled

I haven’t yet finished Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton’s brilliant book Titan Unveiled, but I can’t wait to put out a positive review. The world can’t get enough good science books written for the general public. And this is one … Continue reading

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Bishops Bothering Bishops

It’s not even a college commencement. Under the provisions of Canon 763, I hereby deny you permission to speak in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles I note that Cardinal Mahony is bothered by Bishop Robinson’s American tour and stop in … Continue reading

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FIYH 1-3: Start With The Assembly

We get into the meat of FIYH with a first chapter devoted to the assembly of worshippers. Just so you know, FIYH has been divided into four larger sections each treating in turn: the assembly, the preacher, the homily, and … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Philippians 4:4-9

The apostle begins a section in which he offers final recommendations. The wedding pericope picks up after Saint Paul names some names (4:2-3). This choice is new to the wedding Lectionary, being added at the end of the last decade … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: The Wedding DJ

Here’s one that crossed my desk today. We have a couple marrying at our parish Saturday night. In keeping with our pastor’s edict against Saturday night weddings, a priest friend of the couple has been engaged by them to preside … Continue reading

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Sacrum Diaconatus Ordinem 11-13: Older and/or Married Men

The folllowing principles are mostly well-founded, but the wording seems a touch curious. The wife of a prospective deacon is part of the equation: 11. Older men, whether single or married, can be called to the diaconate. The latter, however, … Continue reading

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