Daily Archives: 11 August 2008

Newman’s Body Exhumed

I know this is a standard practice for saints and saints-to-be-(declared) but it seems not too far off from Bodies Revealed that caught some bishops’ condemnation earlier this year. Austen Ivereigh sums up the word from various factions looking to … Continue reading

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Pope Links Prayer and Collaboration

CNA reports on the pope’s “town meeting” with priests while on vacation in Bolzano-Bressanone. A good note on some of those “fuzzy” progressive principles. Prayer helps the priest … … to learn what is truly essential, to learn where my … Continue reading

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Name of God, Y-version

I’m sure the traditionalists thought it didn’t go far enough, that is, no teeth behind the directive, but there is some cheering that “You Are Near” has more going against it these days than personal taste. In my early days … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: John 17:20-26

Chapter 17 of John’s gospel contains a Last Supper prayer by Jesus to his Father. As a farewell address, one might question its place in the wedding Lectionary. Sure enough, it is not often chosen. I cannot think of a … Continue reading

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The Laity, the Liturgy of the Hours, and the Second Vatican Council

(This is Neil) I believe that we’ve discussed the Liturgy of the Hours on this blog before. I should admit to knowing little about the subject. But, to continue the discussion, I’d like to summarize an article about the Liturgy … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Admission to Candidacy 1-4

The public commitment to candidacy is required, except for those in religious communities otherwise not bound to this public step. A brief introduction outlines the basics: 1. The rite of admission to candidacy for ordination as deacons and priests is … Continue reading

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