Daily Archives: 3 December 2008

PCS 131-133: Anointing at Mass, Introduction

Anointing of the sick may take place during Mass, as most contemporary Catholics know and experience it. What does the rite say? If the sick person and her or his family and caregivers are to receive Communion, celebrating the Mass … Continue reading

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Holier Than Thou, Smarter Than Thou

Chalk up another “dumb Catholic” lesson from the conservatives. At dotCommonweal, Eduardo Peñalver sums up the Kmiec-for-Vatican ambassador discussion. Interesting quote from Steve Bainbridge: Kmiec went so far as to write a book trying to persuade pro-life Catholics that it … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: Jeremiah 31:2b-3

The prophet Isaiah gets all the daily Lectionary “press” in Advent, but Jeremiah too has a book of consolation: chapters thirty and thirty-one. The people that escaped the sword have found favor in the desert. As Israel comes forward to … Continue reading

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War on Advent

If there is anything to the alleged War on Christmas, this resolution in Utah is decidedly a War on Advent. State Senator Chris Buttars on his non-binding statement: It would encourage the use of ‘Merry Christmas.’ … “I’m sick of the … Continue reading

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