Daily Archives: 30 May 2009

Judicial Activism

When Republicans utter this term as an epithet against Judge Sotomayor, maybe they really mean “activism against our own preferences.” Consider the percentage of votes to strike down congressional legislation by 1991-2005 SCOTUS justices: Justice Thomas 65, Justice Kennedy 64, … Continue reading

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Flirting With Disenfranchisement

A reader asked how I would deal with the following situation of a new music director expanding the liturgical music repertoire: “As I am sure you can read between the lines, I have become very frustrated with the situation (in … Continue reading

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RCIA 65-66: Intercessions for/Prayer over the Catechumens

After the optional presentation of a gospel book, a bible, or a cross, the rite moves to its conclusion. 65. Then the sponsors and the whole congregation join in the following or a similar formulary of intercession for the catechumens. … Continue reading

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