Daily Archives: 4 May 2012

Jesus Sinned?

Deacon Greg and his commentariat are concerned that an alarming percentage of New Jersey Catholics think Jesus sinned. 57 percent is an eye-opener, whether the 1950 level was at eighty percent or twenty-eight or even less. (We don’t know, do … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Revelation 21:1-5a, 6b-7

Of the three Revelation passages given for funerals, this is the one chosen most often: I saw a new heaven and a new earth. The former heaven and the former earth had passed away,   and the sea was no … Continue reading

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Msgr William Shannon

A generation is certainly passing. I read on CNS that Msgr Bill Shannon’s funeral will be celebrated today in my home diocese. During my college and grad school days, I attended one or two lectures by the Merton scholar. He … Continue reading

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RDCA I, 22-23: House of God and People

Rubrics on the homily: 22. When the readings are finished the homily is given, in which the biblical readings are elucidated and the significance of the rite explained: Christ is the cornerstone of the Church, and the temple that is going … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Night

Seasonal music is doing quite well in the head-to-head polling of this liturgical music madness. NPM’s number one song, “On Eagles’ Wings” got bounced by an Easter song we often sing only once a year. Let’s see how the most … Continue reading

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GDC 248-250: Schools for Catechists

In yesterday’s post, we looked at catechist formation in the parish: what the clergy can do, how catechists might work together, the value of retreats and special events, etc. Today we look at “schools” that will likely be organized for … Continue reading

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