Daily Archives: 12 October 2009

Peace Piece

Cardinal George makes the case I don’t think I would make: In the name of the Catholic Bishops of the United States, I would like to offer congratulations to President Barack Obama on his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. As … Continue reading

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Anointing Palms Down

A retired priest was in line for Anointing of the Sick. He presented his hands palms down for anointing. The parishioners behind him noticed, and figured the clergy must know best, so the whole line presented themselves for anointing backhanded. … Continue reading

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Gulag Blogosphere: Reminders of Reality

A poignant piece on NPR this morning describing Oleg Dorman’s Russian tv documentary, “Translation,” in which a old woman describes her experiences in Soviet Russia beginning with the Stalin era. Lilianna Lungina was a daughter of a committed communist and … Continue reading

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RCIA 164-170: Second Scrutiny

These seven sections outline the Second Scrutiny, which is ordinarily celebrated on the Fourth Sunday of Lent. I refer you to the discussion we had on the First Scrutiny for a refresher on the structure, rubrics, and prayers of the … Continue reading

Posted in post-conciliar liturgy documents, RCIA, Rites | 3 Comments