Daily Archives: 6 April 2012

Funeral Lectionary: John 19:17-18, 25-29

A portion of the Passion from John’s Gospel is an option for funerals. Here’s the text: Jesus carrying the cross himself   went out to what is called the Place of the Skull,   in Hebrew, Golgotha. There they crucified … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist Wonders About Good Friday Catechumens

Here’s a possible typo in MR3. I know others have commented on the few references to those to be baptized as “catechumens” when in fact those to be baptized tomorrow night are the “elect.” It might be that the Church … Continue reading

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Onward To Trial, Bishop Finn

To begin with, a person’s lawyer is entitled to locate and utilize any lawful defense. So I don’t have a problem with Bishop Finn’s lawyers suggesting that mandatory reporting statutes are vague. It’s an ironic twist that the Planned Parenthood … Continue reading

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GDC 208: Language

Today’s section explores a concept from Catechesi Tradendae 59. And it’s interesting that this 1979 document recognizes some important aspects abvout language that perhaps the institution forgot when it formulated Liturgiam Authenticam: 208. Inculturation of the faith, under certain aspects, is … Continue reading

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