Daily Archives: 1 November 2011

Preparation Method for Prayer Writers

One of the delightful innovations I found when I moved to my current parish was a long-standing practice of inviting parishioners–residents and college students both–to write the Sunday prayers of the faithful. Most of the people on the list were wife-husband teams … Continue reading

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GDC 48: Six Qualities of Evangelization

Six qualities of evangelization, heavily footnoted from the writings of Paul VI and John Paul II, not to mention Vatican II’s Ad Gentes: 48. Accordingly, in conformity with this, evangelization must be viewed as the process by which the Church, … Continue reading

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GIRM 16: The Center of the Christian Life

GIRM Chapter 1 is titled, “The Importance and Dignity of the Celebration of the Eucharist.” We’ll cover numbered sections 16 through 26 over the next several days. Five conciliar documents are brought to bear on GIRM 16, which is essentially … Continue reading

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Tough Questions

… being asked in full-color illustration. I was noticing in the Des Moines Register Sunday paper, there was a whole page of OWS news. Six items, I think it was. From all over the country. Don’t think this effort is … Continue reading

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