Daily Archives: 8 March 2009

Gingrich as Kennedy II?

Is the former Speaker running for president or running for Catholic? Any more word on Mr Gingrich switching this Lent, or at some Easter Vigil, or sometime later? Which will give him the thumbs-up first, the GOP head or the … Continue reading

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Communion Ministers

I see Boston is coming around where other US dioceses trod years ago. Ah, the East! Bastion of tradition. My opinion is that the Vatican Document Redemptionis Sacramentum is mostly fussy conspiracy-theory (the lay people are usurping! the lay people … Continue reading

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“Vatican II is the reason”

Interesting comments from a once-Anglican bishop, now Catholic priest of Santa Fe: I don’t have any interest at all in the extraordinary rite or in any move of retrenchment against the Second Vatican Council. Vatican II is the reason I … Continue reading

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RCIA 1: Introduction Begins

More than twenty years ago I took a portion of the Christian initiation rites as my Master’s thesis, and working in parishes and with the North American Forum, made the rites a locus of personal study over the years. With … Continue reading

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