Daily Archives: 2 July 2012

What To Think of the New CDF Head?

Gerhard Müller, Bishop of Regensburg, takes over from retired Cardinal Levada as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Liam sent me this link, with the following commentary from “New Catholic” at Rorate Caeli: Müller’s nomination is … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Matthew 25:31-46

In this context, we sure hope we’re sheep: Jesus said to his disciples: “When the Son of Man comes in his glory,   and all the angels with him,   he will sit upon his glorious throne,   and all the … Continue reading

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BBC on Iowa State Fair

Hmm. BBC features the Iowa State Fair in a travel feature from the end of last week. Check out that butter cow!

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Late For Mass

The other Sunday I was in my office, and I heard an insistent tapping for about five minutes. Mr Goldfinch wasn’t at all camera shy. If he really wants to come to church, I suggested he look for the entrance the … Continue reading

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Two Weeks of Worthy Women: Mother Mary MacKillop

As the Fortnight for Freedom continues, so does our series looking at the freedoms and trials of various women. My good friend Rae Reilly generously offered to write an essay. Given her recent sojourn Down Under, the choice of saint seemed a natural. … Continue reading

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RDCA IV, 17-19: Parts of the Rite

A quick post today with brief comments on the introductory rites … A. Introductory Rites 17. The introductory rites of the Mass of the dedication of an altar take place in the usual way except that in place of the … Continue reading

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