Daily Archives: 29 March 2012

GDC 201: “Catechesis in relation to ‘new religious movements'”

The title’s footnote reads: Report of the Secretariat for Christian Unity, the Secretariat for non-Christians and the Secretariat for non-believers and the Pontifical Council for Culture The Phenomenon of Sects or new religious movements: pastoral challenge, L’Osservatore Romano, 7 May … Continue reading

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GIRM 388-390: Decisions for National Conferences

Episcopal conferences play a role: 388. Those adaptations spoken of below that necessitate a wider degree of coordination are to be decided, in accord with the norm of law, in the Conference of Bishops. A rather nice candy-coating of current … Continue reading

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Great Soul Singing

Well, maybe not soul, as in genre. Tonight, let’s see how two hymns with different pedigrees compare in the CS commentariat. “How Great Thou Art” was an easy top-ten NPM choice. It finishes pretty much at the top of any … Continue reading

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Confusion Spared

On the cancellation of Vatican’s Stem-Cell Conference: I am infinitely relieved that the Church has avoided a major blunder which would have confused the faithful for decades to come. Agreed. The faithful already know the modus operandi in such instances … Continue reading

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GDC 200: “Catechesis in the context of other religions”

Regarding Islam and other religions, a heavily footnoted title includes references to¬†Evangelii Nuntiandi 53, the 1977 Synod of Bishops Message to the People of God 15, Christifedeles Laici 35, Redemptoris Missio 55-57, Catechism 839-845, Tertio Millennio Adveniente 53, and the … Continue reading

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Religious, But What About Spiritual?

So Gallup has a finger on the pulse of American religious identification. Mississippi has the country’s highest percentage of African-Americans, who are known for being the most religious group. “Most people say that’s the reason why the state is the … Continue reading

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Blessing For An Unborn Child

It only took three-and-a-half years from USCCB approval to the Vatican thumbs-up, but we now have a Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb. Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond, Divine Worship chair: We wanted to make this announcement … Continue reading

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