Daily Archives: 17 May 2012

Christ Ascends

Depending on your diocese or nation, you have already celebrated the Ascension or you will wait till Sunday. A reader sent me this link with a video of a statue of Christ rising to and through a ceiling hole in … Continue reading

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A Bishop Is More Than Employer

Jimmy Mac sent me this link to The Tablet with a legal defense for a British diocese: The diocese of Portsmouth this week insisted that a priest accused of abusing a child was employed “in the service” of God, not by … Continue reading

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I see Catholic comboxes are heating up over another commencement speaker. At the Bench, Greg Kandra picks it up from LSN, which gives its readers contacts at DePaul University for the registration of complaints. I’d love to sit down with … Continue reading

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RDCA II, 16: Anointing, Incensing, Covering, Lighting

The core of the rite of dedication involves four actions, and section 16 of the RDCA Chapter Two’s introduction gives a brief background to each: 16. The rites of anointing, incensing, covering, and lighting the altar express in visible signs … Continue reading

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