Daily Archives: 23 June 2012

Philadelphia Conviction and Convictions

Ralph Cipriano reports on his blog of the legal resolution in Philadelphia. One convicted enabler goes to jail. One accused abuser is free. Msgr William Lynn couldn’t hide: The monsignor had his back to courtroom spectators, but everybody could see … Continue reading

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Liturgy in the New Evangelization

The working document for October’s synod on the New Evangelization is up at the Vatican’s web site. The practice for recent gatherings of the world’s bishops has been to publish the Instrumentum Laboris, or working document, in advance, presumably to … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Gertrude of Helfta

My good friend Fran sent the following essay for Worthy Women. As I think about worthy women, thoughts just keep coming to me over and over again, fed by a potentially unhealthy, but steady diet of church news. Reading about … Continue reading

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RDCA IV, 1: Nature and Dignity of the Altar

With chapter IV, we take a good look at the rite of dedication of an altar. The introduction covers thirty numbered sections, but with a fair amount of unique material. This will take us almost to the end of the … Continue reading

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