Daily Archives: 18 July 2008

Carnival 63

Jon Voisey of the Angry Astronomer blog hosts this week’s carnival of space, the 63rd installment. It’s really a very worthwhile read–not at all something that will suck you down into some cosmic drain. I hope to get cracking on … Continue reading

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On Form II, Locally

Form II of Sacramental Reconciliation, commonly known as “communal” reconciliation with individual confessions, seems to get a lot of attention in my new parish. The pastor told me they do it “several” times a year here. I had a personal … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Matthew 22:35-40

Ah! The greatest commandment. Let’s read the evangelist tell it: One of the Pharisees, a scholar of the law, tested Jesus by asking,      “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him,      “You shall love … Continue reading

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FIYH 71-73: Challenges for the Congregation

Authentic pastoral ministers know that being “pastoral” is not akin to spoonfeeding the laity and coddling their every experience. Conversion is a challenging and often troubling experience. If the encounter with the Living Word uncovers the need for metanoia, then the … Continue reading

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Higher Love

Perhaps soon the tropical beach will drop to number two in the eyes of engaged couples seeking exotic knot-tying locales. Rocketplane Global plans to cater to folks who want to express a higher love. That’s going to have to include a higher … Continue reading

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