Monthly Archives: March 2010

At The Foot Of The Cross

As part of our parish’s Lenten observance and as a way of gathering thoughtful and spiritual input from parishioners on our processional crucifix project, we have a “liturgical meditation on the symbol of sacrifice and faith” this evening. Here is … Continue reading

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OCP Outs New and Revised Mass Settings

A colleague sent me links to OCP Publications’ web pages announcing four revised and five new Mass settings. In anticipation of the new translation of the Roman Missal, OCP has chosen five new and four revised Mass settings for initial … Continue reading

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The Pink Slip Method

I see that a political pro-life group has “disinvited” Representative Stupak from its award dinner. Susan B Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser: We will no longer be (honoring him). By accepting this deal from the most pro-abortion President in American … Continue reading

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RCIA 382-392: Baptism and Confirmation

The outline for baptism and confirmation when in danger of death is as follows, trimmed down from the “Exceptional Circumstances” rite: CELEBRATION OF BAPTISM Renunciation of Sin (RCIA 382) Profession of Faith (383) Baptism (384) [Anointing after Baptism] (385) CELEBRATION … Continue reading

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Selling Anger: What A Deal

Deal Hudson on the EO: This executive order is nothing more than a promise from one man to another, from Obama to Stupak. It can be withdrawn at any time — or, more likely, it can be ignored. Stupak should … Continue reading

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RCIA 375-379: Introduction and Word

The outline for this rite is even more brief than the one for “exceptional circumstances.” Here are the first two parts of the liturgy: INTRODUCTORY RITES Opening Dialogue Affirmation by the Godparent and Witnesses LITURGY OF THE WORD Gospel Reading Intercessions … Continue reading

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Perspectives on the Letter

Jimmy Mac sent me this link to Catholica Australia’s commentary on the pope’s letter to Irish Catholics. They didn’t like the blame game either, but added three other points: protecting the pope, extending the poor, dumb laity meme, and undoing … Continue reading

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