Daily Archives: 10 March 2011

Grave Dependence

Would you believe that prayer, fasting, and almsgiving originated before Christ? Think about it. There might be a need to stretch the last of the supplies, especially if a community was being held long in winter’s grip. To rescue a … Continue reading

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On Fasting and Renovation

At PrayTell Fritz asks an excellent question when confronted by a homily: (T)he preacher said that there was no point giving something up for Lent if we were simply going to gorge ourselves on it on Easter afternoon. The point, … Continue reading

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GILM 49-50: Other Ministries of the Word

There is a hierarchy for the reading functions at the Liturgy of the Word: 49. Liturgical tradition assigns responsibility for the biblical readings in the celebration of Mass to ministers: to readers and the deacon. But when there is no … Continue reading

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