Daily Archives: 25 February 2012

Funeral Lectionary: Wisdom 3:1-9

One of the more frequent Old Testament selections in the funeral Lectionary is this one: But the souls of the just are in the hand of God,   and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of … Continue reading

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Daily Mass Ambo

Here is my parish’s daily Mass ambo. It’s a bit worse for wear, and a few parishioners and I have been either repairing it or chatting about a replacement for the past few years. If we do opt to replace, … Continue reading

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Dance Comes For The Evangelicals

I have a cousin who teaches at a Bible College that prohibits dancing. I have a vague memory of discussing this with her about a generation ago. She personally had no problem with dancing, but as a faculty member she … Continue reading

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GDC 158: Community, person and catechesis

A footnote on the title of this section refers to Part V, Chapter 1, (numbered sections 217-232) which, at the rate we’re going, we’ll hit in another seven weeks. This is a very interesting section. It continues to suggest that … Continue reading

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GIRM 305: Decorating the Altar

Let’s chat about how the altar can and should be decorated: 305. Moderation should be observed in the decoration of the altar. During Advent the floral decoration of the altar should be marked by a moderation suited to the character … Continue reading

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