Daily Archives: 10 November 2009

Lost Sheep of the Universe

The Vatican’s concluded its Astrobiology Week today. CNS featured the story. From Chris Impey of the University of Arizona: The astronomer said it is widely believed that life needs three basic ingredients: carbon-based material, energy provided by stars, and water, … Continue reading

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Haeres Petri – Leo the Great and Authority

(This is Neil) Today is the feast day of St Leo the Great, pope. Thus, it would seem to be a good idea to consider some of his writings. Here, I would like to do so very briefly with the … Continue reading

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ALL or Nothing

Judie Brown, from the press release the American Life League sent me: The pro-life movement must repudiate the half measures currently being touted as victory in some pro-life circles. Far too many vulnerable human beings’ lives hang in the balance, not … Continue reading

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RCIA 211: Renunciation of Sin and Profession of Faith

This is the longest section in the instruction (206-217) on the Easter Vigil. I’m going to chop up the two paragraphs. I find this section rich, but pretty dense with the repeated phrase “renunciation of sin and profession of faith. The … Continue reading

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