Daily Archives: 11 May 2012

A Tale of Two Testimonies

I’ve been dropping in daily at the blog covering the Philadelphia cover-up trial. Yesterday’s post included coverage of a sister’s testimony. Speaking of Msgr William Lynn when pressed by defense counsel to admit the priest had no power to influence … Continue reading

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In the Far-Off Winter

One glaring omission in the NPM top-25 is the lack of seasonal music. I suspect that many of these Advent/Christmas songs would rise to the top of consideration, if people had them in mind. Due to the luck of the … Continue reading

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RDCA II, 6: The Minister of the Dedication Rite

Section III,┬áCelebration of the Dedication, covers this and the following eleven numbered sections (II, 6-17). Today, we’ll take a quick look at the minister of the rite: 6. Since the bishop has been entrusted with the care of the particular … Continue reading

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GDC 261-262: “Associations, movements and groups of the faithful”

What can we say about various associations and movements? Let’s keep in mind this runs the whole gamut: associates of religious orders, associations like the Knights of Columbus, more radical groups like Pax Christi, live-in lay communities, and the like. … Continue reading

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Mysteries To Me

For the militant-inclined Catholic, I’ve heard of the Rosary as a weapon. I’ve never thought of it for internecine use. Msgr Charles Pope caught a surprising amount of heat on his blog for suggesting (as I’ve done twice here) new … Continue reading

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