Daily Archives: 5 April 2011

MR3 With Faith Formation Commission

I was asked to present on the new translation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition, at the parish’s Faith Formation Commission tonight. How do you think I did? Would you trust me to do it in your parish? I have … Continue reading

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Baptisms In Lent

I noticed that the question came up in Zenit’s weekly liturgy Q&A column. Fr McNamara’s assessment, after quoting the relevant documents: Therefore, there is no universal rule that would forbid the practice of baptism during Lent. However, given that Lent … Continue reading

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Oil Billionaires Verify Climate Change

I like this. After sixteen million measurements, a group of climate change skeptics has results that pretty much match what climatologists have been saying all along. This group claims it will have several times the raw data that other climatologists … Continue reading

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Walking With Survivors, Treating Bishops

A Republican lawmaker calls out his bishop for being a “pedophile pimp.” The discussion at America‘s In All Things blog focuses on the loss of episcopal credibility. Rep. Bettencourt and Bishop McCormack are having a private meeting about it. Where … Continue reading

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Bishop Gets His Early Retirement

Australia’s sixth largest city gets a new episcopal appointee, and the outgoing bishop, Michael Malone, is planning to spend time in the Outback. I’m emotionally drained by [handling sexual abuse cases] and feel disillusioned. I love the Church but I … Continue reading

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JP2 Coin

The Polish mint has produced many coins depicting their native son pope over the years. The latest is this 1000 zloty piece (face value over $300) in gold, honoring this year’s beatification. Somewhat imiliar to this earlier design from 1982, … Continue reading

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GILM 95-96: Christmas Season

The Christmas season, in brief: 95. For the vigil and the three Masses of Christmas both the prophetic readings and the others have been chosen from the Roman tradition.The Gospel on the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas, Feast of … Continue reading

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