Daily Archives: 20 January 2012

Thomas Aquinas Novena, Day One: Baptism

Opening Prayer Glory Be … Scripture Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the … Continue reading

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GIRM 166-170: Concluding Rites

Let’s finish up Mass without a deacon. I don’t see anything of great note or controversy, except perhaps the placement of the brief announcements. 166. When the Prayer after Communion is concluded, brief announcements should be made to the people, … Continue reading

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GDC 114-115: “A comprehensive and hierarchical message”

Catechists often refer to the hierarchy of truths. This is less a comparative treatment of Christianity, or a guideline for an activity in the “lesser of two evils,” and more a matter of derivation. Which aspects of the Gospel are … Continue reading

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