Daily Archives: 12 June 2008

Synod 2008: The Word At The Eucharist

The working paper for the October synod of bishops is up at the Zenit web page. Of particular interest is Chapter V, which treats the Word of God at the liturgy of the Church. Under the heading of “An Experience … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Friday Night Mass

If you’re looking ahead, you’ll note the Assumption of the BVM falls on a Friday this August. Our parish has the requisite vigil Mass Thursday night, plus the two we always have on Friday morning. My pastor (old parish) is … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The Speed of Dark

Technically, this great book isn’t on my shelf any longer. It’s back at the library. I’ve been meaning to write a quick review for a few months now. I first read Elizabeth Moon’s military science fiction, her five-volume series on … Continue reading

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Pluto: Dwarf Planet to Plutoid

Pluto fans will not be mollified by this, but the IAU has announced a new class of sidus (Latin, celestial body) that will include the “former” ninth planet and its slightly bigger rival, Eris. Nancy Atkinson at Universe Today reports. … Continue reading

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FIYH 30: Doctrine

We’ve been considering the assembly, and a good bit of the preacher’s own prayer and pastoral approach. There is an important aspect yet untouched upon: [30] It is the faith of the church that the preacher must proclaim, not merely … Continue reading

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