Daily Archives: 30 April 2012


Eucharistic adoration in our main worship space.

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Gambit At The Door

The call of the wild … Little does he know that a white cat is ill-adapted for life in the wild.

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Check The Change

When I was a boy, I enjoyed a nightly routine with my dad. When he came home from work, I got to “check the change.” It was something of an allowance supplement–as long as I didn’t overdo it. I would collect … Continue reading

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Prayers For Algebra

The young miss has an algebra test in a few hours. This semester has not been going well for her. She dropped off the soccer team partly because she insists she can bring up her math grade from a C. … Continue reading

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Interdict: Why Wouldn’t That Play In Cleveland?

I see where Madison’s Bishop Morlino is mightily p***ed off at those Catholic laity in Platteville, Wisconsin who don’t like his rent-a-priests. He sent them a five-page letter with cut-and-paste from canon law, including the mention of the penalty of interdict. … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: 1 John 3:1-2

Is this reading familiar? If you went to Mass yesterday, it should be: See what love the Father has bestowed on us   that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.   The reason the … Continue reading

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No Lent Homer Here

Let’s put one of the three remaining top-seeds to the test, shall we? Perhaps “Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days” benefitted from a “home game” in the first round; it narrowly outpolled its Eucharistic opponent 16-13. Remember the words were penned by … Continue reading

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RDCA I, 7-8: Preparations, Outline of the Rite

The people know the date and time. The bishop is coming to the building site. What else do you need? 7. For the celebration of the rite the following should be prepared: The Roman Pontifical and Lectionary; chair for the … Continue reading

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GDC 242: “The human sciences and the formation of catechists”

Today, affirmation for psychology and sociology: 242. The catechist also acquires a knowledge of (humankind) and the reality in which (we live) through the human sciences which have greatly developed in our own time. “In pastoral care sufficient use should be … Continue reading

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