Daily Archives: 1 February 2009

PCS 261-262: Sacramental Priorities

Continuing with some sacramental details in the extreme emergency situations, we read: 261. If the dying person wishes, the sacrament of penance is celebrated first. If necessary, the confession may be generic. Because of the emergency situation, viaticum follows immediately. … Continue reading

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Divine Retribution

Maybe it’s time to overhaul the CitE* Watch and keep an eye on the intelligence quotient of incoming bishops. The problem with invoking Divine Wrath as a punishment for sin is that the casinos of Monaco haven’t washed away, Vegas … Continue reading

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In Search of Theology

Confirmation is sometimes described as a “sacrament in search of a theology.” Pius X’s plunking down First Communion to age seven isolated Confirmation as the only “adolescent” sacrament–Penance and Eucharist abandoning the teens for the childhood years. (I’ve always been … Continue reading

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