Daily Archives: 28 October 2011

A Thelogical He Said/She Said

CNS headlines its Friday with another episode in the ongoing and seemingly endless tussle between bishops and theologians. At some point, players and spectators alike are going to tire of this. Which inning are we playing? Who said what? Who’s … Continue reading

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GDC 42-45: “The transmission of Revelation by the Church, the work of the Holy Spirit”

This is a long title and post, but I thought it better to oversee the whole line of thinking in these sections: 42. The Revelation of God, culminating in Jesus Christ, is destined for all mankind: “He (God) desires all … Continue reading

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GIRM 12-13a: A Brief, Recent History of the Vernacular in Liturgy

Some few but loud Catholics stake their flag on the Latin/vernacular hill, suggesting that the modern Roman Rite has gone off the rails by extending the prescriptions of Sacrosanctum Concilium (SC) to an unlawful extreme. Almost always, this shows a … Continue reading

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“Seven dead husbands, two this past week”

My artistic director thinks a dead husband in Sarah’s bed will help things along. Read it from Tobit 3:7-9: On that very day, at Ecbatana in Media, it so happened that Raguel’s daughter Sarah also had to listen to reproaches … Continue reading

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