Daily Archives: 20 February 2012

Foundation On Screen

It’s been a curious things the past few days. I had a thought to reread Asimov’s Foundation books–at least the “trilogy” (actually nine separately published short tales assembled into books around 1950). But I’ve been feeling ornery around rereading stuff. … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: John 13:1-5, 12-15

One of my staff colleagues married one of our parishioners this past weekend. They chose a Gospel passage I had never before experienced at a wedding: Before the feast of Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9

Psalm 63 is one of the nine common psalms for ordinary time. It is also one of the choices for a funeral Mass. This is probably one of my favorite psalms. It expresses an intimate desire for God. (Possibly too intimate; … Continue reading

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Reset For Lent

The young miss came home yesterday from a weekend with her aunt. While I was at church last night, something happened to the home computer. For some reason, the browser reset and I seemed to lose about a thousand well-organized … Continue reading

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GIRM 296-298: A First Look at the Altar

GIRM 296-308 treats the altar. As you might imagine, there are important values and regulations to communicate: 296. The altar, on which is effected the Sacrifice of the Cross made present under sacramental signs, is also the table of the … Continue reading

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GDC 150-151: Inductive and deductive method

You philosophers and logicians in the reading audience might have more fun with this than I. Citing section 72 in the 1971 General Catechetical Directory, a brief discussion of inductive and deductive interaction with matters of faith is presented: 150. … Continue reading

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