Daily Archives: 19 June 2012

Dealing With Dan

My friend and frequent commenter Charles recommended I consider Ross Douthat’s Dan Brown essay from a few years’ back. Even though I’ve panned his recent book, I consider Mr Douthat a serious commentator, a conservative voice worth attention. And anytime … Continue reading

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The Bus Stopped Here

Some of my parishioners got caught on camera as the religious sisters’ summer road trip commenced. I was sorry to miss it. Monday mornings I’m usually on the road with church errands. Plus my wife sent me to pick up … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Matthew 11:25-30

A reading for the care of the mourners, and one of the more popular among funeral choices: On one occasion, Jesus spoke thus: “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,   for although you have hidden … Continue reading

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RDCA II, 83-85: Concluding Rites

If the blessed sacrament chapel is not inaugurated, then the bishop leads a Prayer after Communion (83). Following, there is the threefold blessing.  The official text: The Lord of earth and heaven has assembled you before him this day to … Continue reading

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