Daily Archives: 3 June 2008

Two Arms Not Four

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has crashed the party of astronomical conventional wisdom. It’s long been thought our galaxy has four arms spiraling around the galactic core. Not true, according to the intrepid infrared telescope. Over the past several years, it’s … Continue reading

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A Place To Pray In Peace

Main headline at CNS today, Tulsa Bishop Edward J. Slattery has proclaimed a diocesan shrine at a parish in his see city dedicated to Santo Toribio Romo, considered to be an unofficial patron of immigrants. The idea came from a … Continue reading

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Ad Pascendum E: “Restoring the Diaconate”

Why was there a delay of eight years from Lumen Gentium to this motu proprio? The pope explains: However, this restoration of the permanent diaconate required that the instructions of the Council be more profoundly examined and that there be … Continue reading

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Adoption Disruptions

CNS reports that Catholic adoption services are ending in England, as a result of government insistence that children be placed with same-sex couples. In the Diocese of Lancaster, “the trustees of the adoption agency … voted to cut ties with … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: John 2:1-11

Does this passage make more sense as a treatise on Marriage, or on the Eucharist? Most Scripture scholars dismiss the former, noting that the wedding feast serves as merely the setting for Jesus’ first miracle (or “sign”). On the other … Continue reading

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FIYH 18-19: The Pastoral Preacher

FIYH heads this subsection “PASTORAL ROLE OF THE PREACHER.” Let’s read: [18] Preachers who are conscious of their representative role strive to preach in a way that indicates they know and identify with the people to whom they are speaking. … Continue reading

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Ad Pascendum D: “Lumen Gentium”

Lifting right from Lumen Gentium, Pope Paul VI retells the restoration by the council bishops, righting the unfortunate situation in which the Church’s traditional minsitry of service was subsumed into a stepping stone for clergy. For this reason, at the … Continue reading

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