Daily Archives: 22 November 2011

Sensible Sites on Eucharistic Adoration?

While sleuthing a few web sites for information on Eucharistic Adoration, I found what I have to say are really extreme places, emphasizing miracles, causes for sainthood, and mostly out-there expressions of Catholicism. Fr Benedict Groeschel passed on this tidbit: … Continue reading

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GDC 65: “Catechesis, at the service of Christian initiation”

Root it in baptism: 65. Faith, by means of which¬†(a human being)¬†responds to the proclamation of the Gospel, requires Baptism. The close connection between the two realities is rooted in the will of Christ himself, who commanded his apostles to … Continue reading

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GIRM 43: Standing, Sitting, Kneeling

Okay. So when does the GIRM tell us layfolk what to do? 43. The faithful should stand from the beginning of the Entrance Chant, or while the Priest approaches the altar, until the end of the Collect; for the Alleluia … Continue reading

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Observing Saint Cecilia Day

I hope you church musicians in the readership celebrated St Cecilia Day well. Over the lunch hour, I attended an organ recital at our mother parish. My friend Bob Hauser is a superlative pastoral musician, and he treated a few … Continue reading

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Best Bishops

From the Anchoress and a few other sources, I see the Greatest American Bishops post is getting some blogotraction the past several hours. The top ten has now expanded to include a saint originally brushed aside to make way for … Continue reading

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