Monthly Archives: July 2009

Fetching a Camper

The young miss finishes up her camp experience today. (That’s her on the left with the dog … or is it a wolf?) We’ll be leaving in about an hour for the Twin Cities to intercept the return bus at … Continue reading

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Talking Rosary

Fr Jim Martin at the America blog notes this offering, a “Rosary Companion” that feeds you the audio of the prayers, tracks the repetitions and generally guides you along the way. Good thing or bad thing? Something this size could … Continue reading

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With the young miss away at camp this week, my wife and I have been viewing some films together that aren’t exactly kiddie fare. She likes mysteries, so we saw the frenetic-paced and gory Angels and Demons Tuesday night. I … Continue reading

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RCIA 118: Second Step

The “second step” is titled “Election or Enrollment of Names.” Eleven numbered sections (118-128) give the background on this liturgy, the entrance of the catechumens into their Lenten experience. The first section reads: 118. The second step in Christian initiation … Continue reading

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Church Truant

What’s the most extreme thing you ever did to get out of going to church? What about taking the car keys and going for a Sunday morning joy ride? It took place in Utah, and I have to wonder: Mormon, … Continue reading

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Peter Nixon on Reform2

Peter links his US Catholic feature on dotCommonweal, and nets a predictably long thread of comments. I really like the work done on “Gather Us In.” I was at an ecumenical seminar on teaching hymnology, and the presenter, a Calvinist … Continue reading

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Conspiracy? That’s Ice

I like the discussion on the Universe Today site about arctic ice photos declassified by the Obama administration. Easy to see why the Bushies would want to keep this under their hats. (I wonder how much of the financial mess … Continue reading

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