Daily Archives: 18 August 2008

On My Bookshelf: A World Too Near

A few days ago I finished Kay Kenyon’s A World Too Near, the second in a science fiction series mostly taking place in a strange parallel universe not too “far” from ours. This is good writing. Good enough to forgive … Continue reading

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Ordination Rites: Ordination of a Deacon 1-5

Chapter II of the treats the ordination of a deacon. A reminder that many liturgists neglect reading the rites, especially the introductions and the texts that precede the actual “red and black.” These tell us as much or more about … Continue reading

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When Is the Time To Forgive?

Irene Lagan of InsideCatholic blogs on Cardinal George’s deposition in the Chicago sex abuse settlement as reported in the Chicago Tribune. (A)s I read the article and bits of the deposition, I felt anger and sadness. They are hard feelings, … Continue reading

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