Daily Archives: 23 December 2008

Night, Midnight, Early Morning

Reuters image above from the pope’s 11PM “Midnight Mass” last year. The pope is moving back to midnight this year. Zenit’s liturgy column addresses the question of many Catholics: When can you have a Midnight Mass? In practice, the leeway … Continue reading

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Where’s the Bucket?

All I know is that when my wife and I were approved for a mortgage loan on our new Iowa house, we had to state in writing our intentions on our house in Kansas City. I’m guessing they could figure … Continue reading

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O Emmanuel

O Emmanuel, ruler and lawgiver, desire of the nations, savior of all people:     Come and set us free, Lord our God.     (The angel presents the crown)

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PCS 173-174: A Child’s Proximate Death

Two other sections in the Rites of Pastoral Care of the Sick are referenced for a child who is suddenly near death: 173. If sudden illness or an accident has placed an unitiated child in proximate danger of death, the … Continue reading

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