Daily Archives: 11 December 2009

Voices On Irish Mismanagement

I hope the papal preacher doesn’t think the Irish bishops are being scapegoated for the grave transgressions of their clergy. (T)he preacher of the papal household told (Pope Benedict) and other Vatican officials that as a matter of justice the … Continue reading

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Tiger, Rod, and the Hermeneutic of Rehab

Rod Dreher has been going on about Tiger Woods for a good bit the past several days. Here and here and here: these are the ones I’ve seen. I know I’ve written on this phenomenon before–not the clucking over the … Continue reading

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Gunther Simmermacher at the excellent site for South African Catholics gives some basic biographies of Christmas songs. Putting to rest a story about the “Twelve Days” I always thought smelled fishy: With true loves choosing such bizarre presents as a-leaping … Continue reading

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RCIA 247: Scriptures

RCIA tells us the primary texts of mystagogy are not found here in the rite, but in the Sundays of the Easter Lectionary. 247. Since the distinctive spirit and power of the period of postbaptismal catechesis or mystagogy derive from … Continue reading

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