Daily Archives: 15 August 2008

Catholic Schools: Not Enough Emphasis On Worship

I read my former bishop’s column on “authentic Catholic schools.” Bishop Finn (image credit: Joe Cory, Catholic Key) says a lot of good things, including the headline that schools should be forming saints. I agree. I also agree with this … Continue reading

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Approval of New Ordination Rites, Part 3: Presbyters and Deacons

Two council documents, on the Church, and on the ministry and life of priests, are quoted to start off: With regard to presbyters, the following should be recalled from acts of the Second Vatican Council: “Although presby­ters do not possess … Continue reading

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The Dormition of Mary and the Terrors of Death

(This is Neil) In the West, today marks the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the East, today is the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God. For the most part, the “Assumption” and … Continue reading

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Bodies, Not As They Seem

Jack Smith of my previous diocese has done some yeoman journalism work getting to the bottom of the Bodies Revealed exhibit. He’s uncovered deception in the claims that the Kansas City bodies actually belonged to people who had given permission … Continue reading

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Approval of New Ordination Rites, Part 2: On Bishops

We continue Pope Paul VI’s apostolic constitution on the approval of new ordination rites. This post, the Holy Father covers the bishops. First, a long quote from Lumen Gentium, on which we blogged about two years ago. The holy Synod … Continue reading

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Life’s A Beach, Then You Inflate A Church

Inflatable churches are not new, but this is an interesting story I found linked on the America blog. Check out the BBC video with this quotable from Father Andrea Brugnole, head of the Sentinelle del Mattino, a youth-driven evangelization effort: … Continue reading

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