Daily Archives: 24 March 2010

Stupak Defiant

Does this sound like a man afraid for his job, let alone his eternal soul? So now President Obama’s going to sign an executive order protecting life and everyone’s condemning it. The hypocrisy is great. I question, did they want … Continue reading

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The Elect on Good Friday

A correspondent asks: When are the Elect dismissed on Good Friday? Still after the Homily as usual? How could they venerate the cross if not present in the liturgy? It’s a good question. In most parishes I’ve served, the elect … Continue reading

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RCIA 393-399: Viaticum and Conclusions

Remember that when in danger of death, this rite of initiation will almost surely not include a celebration of Mass. Communion–first Communion, in fact–will be through viaticum, the expression of celebrating the Eucharist for the dying. RCIA 393 gives a … Continue reading

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