Daily Archives: 4 May 2010

The Irish Compression

Rock reports today on a possible “Jenny Craig” solution to Ireland’s bishops and dioceses. Math from the loggia: Ireland: 26 dioceses for 4.5 million Catholics. Los Angeles: one for 4.3 million. SoCal’s seven bishops (one ordinary) compare to 23 Emerald … Continue reading

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Make Me A Channel

At noon Mass today, our pastor emeritus chose “Make Me a Channel/Prayer of St Francis” as the hymn of the day. It’s of the generation of “Keep In Mind,” and I remember singing this as a pre-Catholic in sixth grade. … Continue reading

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RCIA 522-529: Word and Post-Homily Rituals

As in the rite for catechumens alone (RCIA 61-68), the Liturgy of the Word for the combined rite offers a few instructional words (RCIA 522), a choice of readings (523) with homily (524), an optional presentation of a bible (525), … Continue reading

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