Daily Archives: 19 June 2009

Seeing Pink

It appears there will be no move to oust ND from Catholicism. Catholic Republicans can fester on another pink slip avoided, either for the university or its president. L’OR continues in defiance of Republicans, too. Clearly, the Vatican eurojournalists don’t … Continue reading

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No Holy Water

… and it’s not even Lent. If you go there you will know, because flowers, not sand*, have replaced the holy water. Father Walter Polombi has directed the removal of holy water from the entrances of Santa Maria Stella Maris … Continue reading

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The Virtuous Circle

This has been a busy few days for liturgy news, hasn’t it? Even good news. Pope Benedict offers a reflection on liturgy and Saint John Vianney, up yesterday on Zenit. Don’t worry about empty confessionals and no Saturday lines; the … Continue reading

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Mass in Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life

Amidst all the Twittering and buzz about other liturgy topics, this 183-2 approval endorses the above-titled Mass, and another 179-1 vote sends it on its way to Rome for inclusion in Roman Missal III. It would seem to be a … Continue reading

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RCIA 78: Instruction And Its Five Qualities

This is another key section for pastors, catechumenate directors, and catechists to measure their ministry: 78. The instruction that the catechumens receive during this period should be of a kind that while presenting Catholic teaching in its entirety also – … Continue reading

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Liturgy Vote Goes To The Snails

Five liturgy votes at the USCCB meeting failed to muster the required two-thirds for approval. So the drama shifts from the snazzy electronic voting at the San Antonio “spring” locale to the Pony Express. Just kidding there. I meant the … Continue reading

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