Daily Archives: 10 January 2012

On My Bookshelf: The Weapon Shops of Isher

My libertarian and anarchist friends might be interested in the concept in this novel. American Second Amendment folks might enjoy the most quoted line in the book, as advocated by the mysterious weapon shops: The right to buy weapons is … Continue reading

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Looking Back on Baptism of the Lord

Liam sent me the link on what your parish should have been celebrating yesterday if it observed Epiphany this past Sunday. Here’s a riff on that theme … Many feasts of the Lord lend their names to parishes: Nativity, Transfiguration, … Continue reading

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How Green Is Our Green?

Now that the white, gold, and silver festivities of the Christmas season are behind us, it’s time to consider the Church’s shorter stretch of ordinary (or ordinal–counted) time. I hope your green vestments are laundered and burnished and ready to … Continue reading

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GIRM 124-127: More Introductory Rites

Very little changed in the period 1975-2011 on what takes place between the opening procession and the first reading: 124. Once all this has been done, the Priest goes to the chair. When the Entrance Chant is concluded, with everybody … Continue reading

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GDC 103: “A message of liberation”

The message of catechesis is “A message of liberation,” as the section 103-104 is headed. 103. The Good News of the Kingdom of God, which proclaims salvation, includes a “message of liberation”. (cf. Evangelii Nuntiandi 30-35) In preaching this Kingdom, … Continue reading

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