Daily Archives: 27 December 2011

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen

This film was at the library yesterday, so the family enjoyed viewing tonight. My wife mentioned that she was always afraid of her. Stern. Powerful. All-knowing. This film seemed to soften that view. This is good, as her birthday is … Continue reading

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Just Desserts

Liam sent me Jonah Lehrer’s piece, “Is The World Just?” It turns out that we all have an intuitive belief in justice – people get what they deserve. This instinct makes all sorts of social contracts possible, but it comes … Continue reading

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GDC 91: Five Points of Inspiration

Let’s read about five points where the GDC thinks RCIA is especially important: 91. In view of this substantial difference, some elements of the baptismal catechumenate are now considered, as the source of inspiration for post-baptismal catechesis. – the baptismal … Continue reading

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GIRM 90: The Concluding Rites

Let’s finish up chapter II, and with it, the Mass: 90. To the Concluding Rites belong the following: a) brief announcements, should they be necessary; b) the Priest’s Greeting and Blessing, which on certain days and occasions is expanded and … Continue reading

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