Daily Archives: 26 January 2012

Four-Word, Two-Word

Deacon Greg suggested this as a quote of the day: The Obama administration has just told the Catholics of the United States, “To Hell with you!” There is no other way to put it. Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh getting … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas Novena, Day Seven: Keeping Vigil

Opening Prayer Glory Be … Scripture In the path of your judgments, O Lord, we wait for you; your name and your renown  are the soul’s desire. My soul yearns for you in the night, my spirit within me earnestly seeks you. For when … Continue reading

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GIRM 187-193: The Functions of the Acolyte

Seven sections cover the duties of the acolyte. This one GIRM role folds in the duties covered by three ministries in most American parishes, those of the sacristan, lay Communion minister, and altar server. First we read that when it … Continue reading

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GDC 121: Nature and purpose of the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Why do we have a catechism? GDC 121 answers the question with three points: ecclesial communion, a reference work, textbook and guidebook for other catechisms. Let’s read, then discuss: 121. The Prologue to the Catechism of the Catholic Church states … Continue reading

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