Daily Archives: 22 March 2012

GIRM 368-370: Various Needs and Occasions 1

When a special need arises, the Mass can be utilized for prayer: 368. Since the liturgy of the Sacraments and Sacramentals has as its effect that for the faithful who are properly disposed almost every event in life is sanctified … Continue reading

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That was more of a disaster than I was counting on. I’ll get the Dance posts back up when I reconstruct the brackets. Maybe by Saturday. Home pc had a bigtime meltdown this week. Replacement, the first in a decade, … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: In War Times

I’ve just finished Kathleen Ann Goonan’s thoughtful and optimistic novel, and I’m not quite sure how to describe it, or exactly what to say about it. On one level, it reminded me of Connie Willis’ Blackout/All Clear. It’s clear that … Continue reading

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The Dance Pauses

I haven’t given up on the Dance. Due to some technical problems on the home computer, I won’t be posting for another day or two still. I have some geeky things to do to get at an infection. Once I … Continue reading

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GDC 190: “The catechesis of the marginalized”

How does the Church define “marginalized,” and how does it address catechesis to such people? 190. The catechesis of the marginalized must be considered within the same perspective. It addresses itself to immigrants, refugees, nomads, travelling people, the chronically ill, … Continue reading

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GIRM 366-367: Choice of Chants

Music has come up again: 366. It is not permitted to substitute other chants for those found in the Order of Mass, for example, at the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). 367. In choosing the chants between the readings, as … Continue reading

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