Daily Archives: 5 October 2010

IVF Alternatives

I note lots of activity on the commentary front on IVF, the honoring of Nobel Laureate Robert Edwards, and the moral problems with this assistance to infertile couples. The CNS feature is here. I adhere to church teaching where artificial … Continue reading

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My friend Joe offers up a good op-ed in his local media. Especially apt is his analysis of bias, and why we should expect to find it in media, and why engaging it is good for us: A disturbing cultural … Continue reading

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German Bishops Stand Up For “Good German Texts”

The German language is one more step removed from Latin than English. According to The Tablet, bishops there don’t want any “unfamiliar new interpretations” of the Roman Missal foisted on them. They’ve sent a translation to Rome, but do you … Continue reading

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OCF 137-138: Liturgy of the Word

Some guidance for the readings. We’ll get to the music, homily, and intercessions in the next three posts. First off, the five reasons Scripture is proclaimed at a funeral: 137. The reading of the word of God is an essential … Continue reading

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