Daily Archives: 21 February 2012

iBooks for Prayer or Liturgy

A staff colleague alerted me to this piece on the iTalmud and how that’s maybe not the best idea. Liel Leibovitz: One press of the home button, and I could have easily skipped from Judaism’s central text to games like … Continue reading

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Ashes To Go

What do you make of this Episcopalian initiative to bring ashes out of the churches to the masses? The effort has its own web page and facebook site. I looked for the sample liturgies and found a few: One for … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Wisdom 4:7-14

The book of Wisdom is a late addition to the Hebrew Scriptures. In fact, it was later excised from traditional Judaism, then centuries later, removed during the Reformation. Wisdom 4 suggests the human struggle with an early, and perhaps unjust … Continue reading

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GIRM 299: Placing the Altar

A short, but for traditionalists, a controversial section: 299. The altar should be built separate from the wall, in such a way that it is possible to walk around it easily and that Mass can be celebrated at it facing … Continue reading

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GDC 152-153: Human experience in catechesis

What does the Church mean by a “human experience in catechesis”? The reference is from the General Catechetical Directory 74 and Catechesi Tradendae 22. 152. Experience has different functions in catechesis. For this reason, it must be continuously and duly … Continue reading

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