Daily Archives: 10 December 2011

Thomas Merton: A Difficult Gratitude

A number of years ago my sweetie turned over her Thomas Merton books to me. Of a few classics, I now have duplicates on my office shelf. And others, I have yet to read. Every so often, I return to … Continue reading

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GIRM 72: The Liturgy of the Eucharist

GIRM 72-89 legislates for the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Let’s start with an overview of the former GIRM 48 (1975 edition) which reminds us of the twin characteristics of sacrifice and meal: 72. At the Last Supper Christ instituted the … Continue reading

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GDC 83: Credo

We come to a brief and interesting exposition on I believe/we believe: 83. The confession of faith is complete only in reference to the Church. All the baptized individually proclaim the Credo, for no action can be more personal than … Continue reading

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Too Much Action?

Father Raniero Cantalamessa usually has good messages for the pope, his hangers-on, and the world when snippets of his talks at the Vatican get released. I wonder if he really thinks Catholic evangelism is in any real danger of being … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton Plus Isaiah 43

A number of years ago, I thought the much-loved passage from Isaiah made a nice match with Thomas Merton’s Prayer of Abandonment. On the day Thomas was received into eternal life, I thought it would be a timely reflection of … Continue reading

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