Daily Archives: 2 March 2012

Wisdom Mysteries of the Rosary

Scripture and Catholic tradition are certainly rich enough. In reflecting recently on St Thomas Aquinas, my parish’s patron saint, I was pondering what a new set of Rosary mysteries would look like if they were based on the theme of wisdom. … Continue reading

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All Mixed Up On The Gay

Just one roundup on the Religion News Service‘s daily feature and the LGBTQ stories are all over the place. No wonder people who were never near the closet are totally confused. Would you ever think it was a single unified … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6ab, 6c-7, 8

This is one of the three common psalms for Lent. I think this text is quite fitting for a funeral, but in my midwestern Catholic experience, it is rarely requested. It appears in today’s Lectionary in most places, so I thought … Continue reading

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GDC 167-168: Individuals and Communities

Let’s dive into Chapter I of Part Four, “Adaptation to those to be catechized: General aspects.” Some broad strokes on the individual and the faith community: The need and right of every believer to receive a valid catechesis (Evangelii Nuntiandi … Continue reading

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GIRM 314-317: The Place for the Reservation of the Most Holy Eucharist

Four sections on reserving the Eucharist and seven footnotes. I’ll note up front here that compared to other Vatican documents, like the GDC that we’re looking at here, the GIRM, in comparison, is more lightly footnoted. Not today. Let’s read: … Continue reading

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