Daily Archives: 2 January 2012

Fatigue: Abuse and Driving

On the trip home yesterday, it was really windy, but the roads were clear and the sun was out. Conditions were very good for a December drive. I encountered a few impatient drivers. One was rather annoying, who found my … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: How Many Altar Servers Are Enough?

Back at our old parish Saturday night, the young miss commented that she missed being an altar server. It’s been three-and-a-half years, and she’s still thinking about that? Some of my readers here know my current parish does not have … Continue reading

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GDC 95: Source and “Sources”

Numbered sections 95 and 96 are headed with, “The source and the “sources” of the message of catechesis.” The note attached to this title explains: As can be seen both expressions, the source and the sources, are used. The term … Continue reading

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GIRM 98-101: Acolytes and Lectors

Many people are surprised to discover there are designated ministries for lay people. On a practical level, this doesn’t impact parish liturgy. People who are skilled (more or less) at reading in public proclaim the Scriptures. People who are devoted … Continue reading

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