Daily Archives: 25 August 2009

RCIA 138: Purification and Enlightenment

Another post, another chapter. After exhausting the rituals of election and sending to election, we’ll return to 12 sections that detail the season of Lent, known to RCIA folks as the “Period of Purification and Enlightenment.” Three sections on these … Continue reading

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Support Dropping

It’s only two points in time, but over the past twenty-four years, support for the traditional Latin Mass has dropped 38%. The actual report from CARA is here. I know there are hopes that a revived traditionalism will invigorate Catholic … Continue reading

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Open Letter, Or: How Much Higher Were Denver Premiums Hiked This Year?

More from the front on the health insurance reform, though admittedly a small side-battle amongst the Hartfords of the world. I couldn’t resist penning a letter to the Archbishop of Denver, who comes down hard against abortion and floats up … Continue reading

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Say It Ain’t So, Joe

I have to admit politics wasn’t as much fun to watch after last November’s election. Oh sure, there was a little blip after November 4th when I got banned for gloating on a mostly-Republican web site. Not watching our Corporate … Continue reading

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RCIA 136-137: Dismissal of the Elect, Eucharist

A two-for-one today.The dismissal options given in RCIA 136 parallel the options after the Rite of Acceptance, blogged about here. Option A is particular to the circumstances: My dear elect, you have set out with us on the road that … Continue reading

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