Daily Archives: 13 July 2009

Necessary for Evolutionary Advancement

The thing about evolutionary advancement: the dinosaurs may have been toast, but you can bet that sponges, frogs, and mice weren’t going to triumph on their survivability alone. The print and tv media may indeed be sinking, but if the blogs … Continue reading

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Progressive Solemnity III: The Seven Sacraments

In the first USCCB document (1972) on liturgical music, Music in Catholic Worship, not much treatment was given to musical considerations in liturgical celebrations outside the Eucharist. The 1983 effort, Liturgical Music Today corrected that lack somewhat. Sing to the … Continue reading

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RCIA 98-99: Anointing of the Catechumens

Another underutilized prayer of the catechumenate period involves the use of oil of catechumens. Unlike the exorcisms, blessings, or word services, one does need an ordained cleric, a priest or deacon to lawfully celebrate this rite. Let’s read: 98. During … Continue reading

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