Daily Archives: 16 January 2009

Synod Prop 15: Homilies

Another proposition from the Bishops’ Synod, this one on Homiletic updating and “Directory on the Homily.” Let’s see what the synod forwarded to Pope Benedict: The homily that updates the proclaimed Word: “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your … Continue reading

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Prayers Answered on FOCA?

I’m seeing and hearing a small surge against FOCA. A few prayers at daily Mass this week, one or two things on the internet about it, too. For a bill that was inert under the Clinton Administration, it’s getting lots … Continue reading

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PCS 219: Litany of the Saints

 219. When the condition of the dying person calls for the use of brief forms of prayer, those who are present are encouraged to pray the litany of saints–or at least some of its invocations–for him or her. Special mention … Continue reading

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