Daily Archives: 7 July 2011

Prayer In Space

Thom Patterson at CNN blogs on “The surprising history of prayer in space.” I’m rather partial to Al Shepard’s utterance. The most famous Scripture reading from space is mentioned: Christmas Eve, 1968: The crew of Apollo 8, the first humans … Continue reading

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34 to 41 and Back Again

I thought I had given away all my old trousers. I found a small stack tucked away in the back of my closet. They should’ve gone to the GoodWill or the parish rummage sale years ago. Amazingly, I can now … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 70: Conclusion

Tonight we wrap up our discussion on Varietates Legitimae: 70. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments presents these rules to the episcopal conferences to govern the work of liturgical inculturation envisaged by the Second Vatican … Continue reading

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A Strange Brew of MR3 Apologetics

I think they need to serve¬† more decaf at the Caf√© these days. My friend Jeffrey Tucker gets hot and bothered over “those strange alternative opening prayers.” Strange? Forget the java, my friend. Kick back with a cold one. So … Continue reading

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Anglican Brevity

The shorter, the better? PrayTell reports on Rt Rev Jonathan Gledhill, the Anglican Bishop of Lichfield, and his suggestion to boost evangelization: In a speech to clergy in his diocese, which has seen growth in recent years, Bishop Gledhill said … Continue reading

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Liturgical Sidenotes from Berkeley

I haven’t been closely following the story of the Berkeley parish with a new and different pastor. NCR reports on “escalation” there. I lack the energy to get into the fairness/unfairness schtick on this one. First, I’m not a parishioner. … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 67-69: The Process of Experimentation

Ordinarily, the commission(s) will assist the bishop(s). The CDWDS offers many cautions on the road from experimentation to a more widespread implementation: 67. The episcopal conference will supervise the process of experimentation, (SC 40) normally with the help of the … Continue reading

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