Daily Archives: 8 February 2012

On My Bookshelf: In The Lion’s Mouth

Michael Flynn serves up enjoyable reads, if you like science fiction¬†with great characters to accompany world building and slowly-unfolding plots that surprise. His latest, In the Lion’s Mouth, is the third novel set in a series that explores intrigue and … Continue reading

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Here We Are, Again

MR3 must be settling in, and clearly the unwashed masses are still smudged and in want of a shower, for a political blog to be commenting about the sorry state of liturgical music. Do they know that Peter Jeffery, hero-critic, … Continue reading

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A Bishop To Be Named Later

In baseball-like fashion, the deal is complete. Rock notes that Kansas gets a new bishop. Interesting that a diocese that gave up its bishop gets one back from the see that “stole.” I’m sure both these guys are talented. The … Continue reading

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Prop 8 Losing Double

CNS featured the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judgment to strike down California’s Proposition 8. I’d like to comment on a few aspects of the story, including how CNS presented it. “This sets up an all-or-nothing showdown at the United … Continue reading

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GDC 137: The Pedagogy of the Faith

We begin Part Three (137-162) of the GDC with this post. Word hounds may know the Greek origin of “pedagogy,” to lead the child, referring to the practice of accompanying one’s charge in the pilgrimage of education and formation. Pedagogy … Continue reading

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GIRM 277: Three Swings or Two

Did you know there’s a proper ritual way to bless with incense? Read on: 277. The Priest, having put incense into the thurible, blesses it with the Sign of the Cross, without saying anything. Before and after an incensation, a … Continue reading

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