Daily Archives: 17 January 2012

Levavi oculos meos … Nunc dimittis

Two Iowa priests afflicted with cancer. One survives and scales a mountain. I raise my eyes toward the mountains. From whence shall come my help? My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth. He will not … Continue reading

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How Extraordinary!

I’m curious. Aren’t you? What will be the official Catholic position when our own discrimination/unlawful termination/they-hate-me suits come before the SCOTUS? Like the one decided last week. Will lay Catholics be promoted from “extraordinary” status to full-fledged ministers? Will lawyers … Continue reading

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God’s Agency With Bishops

Jimmy Mac picked up on Msgr Charles Pope’s response to me on his blog. I openly wondered about the quality of recent episcopal appointments. Even if the bishops are poor, he replied: “(T)hey are the Bishops God has placed there … Continue reading

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GIRM 155-159: More of the Communion Rite

Between peace and the procession: 155. After this, the Priest takes the host, breaks it over the paten, and places a small piece in the chalice, saying quietly, Haec commixtio (May this mingling). Meanwhile the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) … Continue reading

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GDC 110: More on Inculturation

The GDC gives four tasks for inculturation concerns in catechesis: 110. In this inculturation of the faith, there are different concrete tasks for catechesis. Amongst these mention must be made of: – looking to the ecclesial community as the principal … Continue reading

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