Daily Archives: 28 April 2012

Institutional Incompetence

Andrew Hamilton has an Australian and a historical perspective on the CDF-LCWR situation. History first, with the tale of Mary Ward, who wanted to adopt the Jesuit rule and, with other women, teach and perform pastoral duties–outside of a convent. … Continue reading

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RDCA I, 1-3: Building Commences

The first of seven chapters of the RDCA (Rite of Dedication of a Church and an Altar) treats the start of the physical project, either the laying of the foundation stone, or the start of physical work. There are thirty-one … Continue reading

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Servant and Shepherd

Today we get the first clash between two NPM top-25: “Shepherd Me, O God,” which polled at number 19 and “The Servant Song,” voted in at number 16. Which of these contemporary compositions will move on to the “Supernatural Sixteen”? … Continue reading

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GDC 239: “The human, Christian and apostolic maturity of catechists”

Are the human, Christian, and apostolic qualities all needful? I would affirm this. While I think there is some overlap amongst these three, there are distinctive characteristics of this. The Guide for Catechists does address human characteristics, and the note … Continue reading

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