Daily Archives: 16 February 2009

Lay Employees: What Would We Be Willing To Do?

Good discussion on the Bishop Martino thread. Join in if you wish. Regarding Catholic school teachers, let me relate an incident passed on by a friend in Catholic education many years ago. The pastor was assembling a list of big … Continue reading

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GICI 1: Sacraments of Initiation

Get used to the acronym, GICI. (Like the GIRM, but not GIRM.) With this post, we begin the examination of the 35 sections of the General Introduction to Christian Initiation. Not nearly as long as the GIRM, but important in … Continue reading

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I shouldn’t have been afraid. Checking the source of some of our visitors here, I found this intriguing title, “What the Pope Should Know about Nancy Pelosi.” On one hand, who cares? On the other, with FOCA still appearing deader … Continue reading

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RCIA Coming Up

There are no less than 597 sections treating the Rites of Christian Initiation. At the pace of one section per post per day, we’d finish up sometime near the end of 2010. With some aspects we’ll delve deeply as we … Continue reading

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Acoustics: Some Thoughts and a Story

It’s been my observation, spurred from a summer course in grad school on sacred architecture, that Catholic parishes lost their way somewhat after World War II. Conservatives seem to pin architecture problems on Vatican II, but I think the Dark … Continue reading

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Carnival of Space #90

I’ve been remiss about astronomy posts in the new year, even neglecting to mention the Carnival of Space. Other good bloggers haven’t, so check out the 90th edition. Another daily browse for me is APOD, the Astronomy Picture of the … Continue reading

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