Daily Archives: 8 December 2011

Fear the Sin Within

CNS reports on Pope Benedict’s holy day remarks: The only danger the church can and should fear is the sin of her members. Wow. B16 doesn’t seem inclined to play the victim card like many in the Catholic blogosphere. Less … Continue reading

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Immaculate Conception

Every year almost I hear a homily reminding us today is about the conception of Mary, not Jesus. It’s almost as if the preacher is disavowing the gospel reading. Indeed, perhaps the account of the Annunciation is not the best … Continue reading

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GDC 80-81: The Object of Catechesis

These two sections are titled, “The object of catechesis: communion with Jesus Christ.” As we sail through a document like this, the density of the topic can sometimes obscure what the real point of it all should be. It goes … Continue reading

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GIRM 67-68: The Profession of Faith

When I was first confronted with the notion of singing the Creed, I considered it a head-scratcher. It didn’t seem to make rational sense, given the other more lyrical moments in the liturgy. Then top it off with the thought … Continue reading

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