Daily Archives: 1 December 2008

PCS 124: The Body Is Anointed

The sacramental form: 124. The priest anoints the sick person with blessed oil.   First, he anoints the forehead, saying   Through this holy anointing May the Lord in his love and mercy help you With the grace of the … Continue reading

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A Torturous Naiveté

Enlightening op-ed from the WaPo yesterday. A military interrogator speaks of his own convictions against torture and makes a convincing case that our new president will be more supportive of the troops: I learned in Iraq that the No. 1 … Continue reading

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Astrovaria

Tracy at Tiny Mantras hosts the latest Carnival of Space. Excellent stuff. A nice blog to add to your visiting list, too. Today’s Astronomy picture of the day is outstanding. Have you caught the ground images of the Canadian fireball? Although … Continue reading

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Conjunction: From One End To The Other

If there were ever a night for a romantic sunset, this is it. Don’t go in when the sun goes down, though! That can wait an hour or so. Treat yourself and your sweetie to an alignment of the crescent … Continue reading

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PCS 122-123: Laying Hands & Prayer

After laying on of hands, there is a prayer offered, depending on the oil used.   122. In silence the priest lays his hands on the head of the sick person. If already blessed by the bishop at the Chrism Mass, … Continue reading

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