Daily Archives: 12 November 2008


New Psalms are coming our way, both for the liturgy of the hours and the celebration of Mass. (One hopes the celebration of other rites as well–they always seem to overlook funerals, RCIA, baptisms, Eucharistic worship ouitside of Mass, etc..) … Continue reading

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Two Down, Ten To Go

The USCCB, livened up by sending their input directly to Rome, waved farewell to Roman Missal part 2 with 189-30 approval. Now if they can get their clergy on board, they’ll be doing well. Not to mention a smoother passage … Continue reading

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Roy Bourgeois Fallout

I was hasty in suggesting the case of Maryknoll priest preaching at a women’s ordination was closed, more or less. NCR and a few blogs report on his reply to the Vatican, asking him to formally recant or face excommunication. … Continue reading

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PCS 97: Anointing of the Sick

With section 97 of the rites of Pastoral Care, we arrive at Chapter IV, the particular introduction to the sacrament of anointing. Let’s read, then discuss if you wish: The sacrament of anointing is the proper sacrament for those Chris­tians … Continue reading

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