Daily Archives: 16 March 2011

Tough Things Said

I thought I would see it first at Whispers, but CNS has a small  piece on Cardinal Rigali’s first meeting with Philadelphia clergy after the cover-up scandal broke there last month. Archdiocesan media has a fuller report online. Msgr. Joseph … Continue reading

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“I have seen the figure of Christ.”

I wanted to share a blind parishioner’s encounter with our new processional crucifix. The pastor related it to me: She heard that there was a new processional crucifix.  Probably her husband John described it to her.  She asked me if it … Continue reading

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Anybody out there use salt for liturgical purposes these days? As I was paging through LTP’s Lent sourcebook, I found this fifth century quote from John the Deacon: The catechumen receives blessed salt also, to signify that just as all … Continue reading

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Mustum Untraditional

One of the cool things about living in a university town is the occasional fascinating discussion on some of the more obscure topics in the firmament of knowledge. I had written a small piece for the bulletin a few months … Continue reading

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GILM 59-60: The Lectionary Revisions

59. The decision on revising the Lectionary for Mass was to draw up and edit a single, rich, and full Order of Readings that would be in complete accord with the intent and prescriptions of the Second Vatican Council. [SC … Continue reading

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