Daily Archives: 9 November 2008

Not Sadness

I’ve had a dust-up or two on the blogosphere over Kerry Kennedy’s interview book Being Catholic Now: Prominent Americans Talk About Change in the Church and the Quest for Meaning. Admittedly, it’s dangerous to go out on a limb over … Continue reading

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Unbaptized Infants

The International Theological Commission’s document, “THE HOPE OF SALVATION FOR INFANTS WHO DIE WITHOUT BEING BAPTIZED,” is up on the Vatican web site. From the conclusion: (T)he many factors that we have considered above give serious theological and liturgical grounds for … Continue reading

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Play Nice

The past few days I’ve noticed vocal doubts expressed (here and there) in the Catholic blogosphere about the sincerity of election victors to play nice. If you ask me, it’s a wait and see kind of thing. By next Spring, we’ll … Continue reading

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PCS 92-96: Communion in a Hospital or Institution

This rite is intended for situations in which a larger number of sick people are attended to in ministry, and the gathering of them or their numbers would preclude using the “ordinary” form of PCS 81-91, or the celebration of Mass. … Continue reading

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