Daily Archives: 26 November 2011

Enough Loss For A Lent

Or maybe a few Lents. And it’s not even 2012 yet, let alone February. People have commented on the difficulty of dieting the past several months. I don’t know what to tell them. While I love certain foods, especially sweets, … Continue reading

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Retired Books

In addition for the preparations for a new liturgical year, it’s also a cleaning-out day in the sacristy. Cycle A lectionary: to my office. Cycle B: bookmarked and in place. Gospel book gets its ribbon moved back to the start. … Continue reading

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GDC 69: “Continuing education in faith within the Christian community”

Today we get a new topic, ongoing faith formation, covered in GDC 69-72. Language is more than political lingo, and I think there are good reasons to avoid “education” where “faith formation” is a more descriptive term. The heading for … Continue reading

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GIRM 46: Introductory Rites

Today we begin a long section of the GIRM (numbered sections 46 through 90) that reviews and legislates for the individual parts of the Mass. It’s important to remember these sections do not exhaust what the Church teaches on the … Continue reading

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