Daily Archives: 20 September 2011

Funeral Lectionary: 2 Maccabees 12:43-46

With Mel Gibson and some Jewish leaders feuding on filmmaking, I thought it slightly¬†opportune to look at a favorite Catholic passage from one of the books of Maccabees. A note before we get into it … these books are sometimes … Continue reading

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GDC 1: A Collaborative Effort

The General Directory for Catechesis¬†includes a preface of thirteen numbered sections. That’s before we get to the Introduction (GDC 14-33). Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, however. I’ve already mentioned that the Congregation for the Clergy was responsible for this … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 84

When additional resources are needed: 84. Wherever a certain Conference of Bishops lacks sufficient resources or instruments for the preparation and printing of a liturgical book, the President of the that Conference is to explain the situation to the Congregation … Continue reading

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