Daily Archives: 12 July 2012

One Bishop Gives, One Bishop Takes Away

A tale of two cities, Philadelphia + San Francisco. New or renewed initiatives in western of these two archdioceses,¬† even while the other closes down a chunk of its chancery. Does this seem like a zero-sum game? Philly’s archdiocesan print … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Luke 23:44-46, 50, 52-53; 24:1-6a

Another narrative of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It’s interesting that the Lectionary framers carefully omitted some verses (47-49, 51, 54-56), but they also give the option of a shorter reading (in blue below). This narrative picks up where the good … Continue reading

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Loyalty Oaths and Projection

I surely not a psychologist, but maybe having read enough books to be dangerous, I still have a sense of projection when I see it. So what’s with these loyalty oaths popping up all over the place? If you listen … Continue reading

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CCTLS 9: Musical Formation

Good musicians don’t grow on trees.¬†John Paul II knew that, as did his predecessors. Vatican II endorsed the musical formation of the clergy: 9. In this area, therefore, the urgent need to encourage the sound formation of both pastors and … Continue reading

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RDCA V, 1-7: Blessing of a Church, Introduction

What differentiates between a church dedication and a blessing? Today’s post will cover it. Chapter V of the RDCA addresses the rite for blessing a church. The introduction is fairly brief and we’ll cover it today. The rites themselves should … Continue reading

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