Daily Archives: 7 January 2012

On My Bookshelf: Echo and Firebird

Jack McDevitt offers up two enjoyable reads –his latest novels Echo (2010) and Firebird (2011). They feature the intrepid archaeologist/mystery solver Alex Benedict and his assistant (and narrator) Chase Kolpath. I’ll tell you upfront these books are recommended for those … Continue reading

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GDC 101: Salvation

The message of catechesis is “A message proclaiming salvation,” as the section 101-102 is headed. 101. The message of Jesus about God is Good News for humanity. Jesus proclaimed the Kingdom of God; (Cf. Evangelii Nuntiandi 11-14; Redemptoris Missio 12-20; … Continue reading

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GIRM 115-116: Mass with the People

We’ll spend the next few dozen posts looking at “Mass with the People.” A simple definition starts us off: 115. By Mass with the people is meant a Mass celebrated with the participation of the faithful. Moreover, it is appropriate, … Continue reading

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A mostly good report from the pathologist today. Either my wife has a large but typical benign cyst or a very unusual non-cancerous tumor. “Uncommon” is the worst it could be. Minor surgery looks like it’s on the horizon, but … Continue reading

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