Daily Archives: 28 February 2012

Ministry At The Mall

Twice, I’ve almost moved to Portland. It would be cool to visit this guy, but then quickly get out of the way so he could keep talking with those who need it. We try to impress on our students the … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Lamentations 3:17-26

One great expression of hope gets set up by a strong lament. Are you willing to engage the feeling of lament and grief so directly at the funeral? If so, here might be your reading: My soul is deprived of … Continue reading

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Yogo Verbs

After about a month (January) of neglect I’m trying to resuscitate my Spanish studies. One of our parishioners who offered to help me with conversation last month started speaking to me in Spanish the other Sunday and I completely froze … Continue reading

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GDC 161-162: More on Social Communication

Wrapping up this section on social communication, we get a direct quote from Pope John Paul II’s 1990 encyclical, advising not just to use new media, but through it, to be able to frame the Christian message in an effective … Continue reading

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GIRM 310: Chairs

The Priest Celebrant gets a chair suitable to the function of the priest’s presidency over the liturgical assembly: 310. The chair of the Priest Celebrant must signify his function of presiding over the gathering and of directing the prayer. Thus … Continue reading

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