Daily Archives: 11 March 2011

GILM 53: Who Renders the Prayers of the Faithful?

53. In Masses without a deacon, the function of announcing the intentions for the prayer of the faithful is to be assigned to the cantor, particularly when they are to be sung, to a reader, or to someone else. [92] … Continue reading

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Illegal Bishop Vetting Down Under?

Just when you thought the Church had enough legal troubles, what do you make of Australian legal authorities questioning the “secret questionnaire” used to vet candidate Catholic bishops? It asks about predisposition to hereditary illness and the family’s “condition”. A … Continue reading

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Ricky Manalo

Jimmy Mac alerted me to this Catholic San Francisco feature on Paulist priest Ricky Manalo. Lots of cyberink on MR3, too. After graduation he planned to compose Broadway musicals, film scores and TV commercials. His career plans were set. Or … Continue reading

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Philadelphia “in ashes”

For thorough and grim coverage from Philadelphia, Rock has it, plus links to other news and commentary. Cardinal Rigali’s Ash Wednesday homily is up on a lot of places. (the link doesn’t seem to be working at Whispers.) He homilizes … Continue reading

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GILM 51-52: The Ministry of Reader

The proclamation of non-Gospel readings should be done by lay people even when clergy are present. It also seems that the Church intends the instituted ministry to be a real one. That is, people who are trained for the role … Continue reading

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