Daily Archives: 21 January 2012

On My Bookshelf: Endings

The night before my wife’s surgery, she caught me reading Chris Impey’s How It Ends: From You to the Universe. She was a little concerned, but it wasn’t about her. Honest. Professor Impey’s third popular science (PopSci) book (I’ve not … Continue reading

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On Kodak

Frequent commenter David Dinoso emailed me earlier this week: I thought you might have an interesting personal take on the Kodak bankruptcy filing.  I believe you’re from that neck of the woods and if you’re anything like my friends from … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas Novena, Day Two: Student

Opening Prayer Glory Be … Scripture For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and … Continue reading

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GIRM 171: Mass With a Deacon

In GIRM 120-170, we covered the situation in which a deacon does not serve at Mass. Every deacon, and every priest or liturgist who serves with one, should be aware of the prescriptions of GIRM 171-186, which start here: 171. … Continue reading

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GDC 116: “A meaningful message for the human person”

When believers encounter the Gospel, it is not merely about refashioning ourselves, about remaking the human person into the image of God. God became human. God made us human. That dignity of humanity means we will be formed in ways … Continue reading

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