Daily Archives: 13 July 2012

Funeral Lectionary: Matthew 25:1-13

A parable, and one of the best: Jesus spoke this parable to his disciples: “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins   who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were … Continue reading

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CCTLS 10: New Compositions

If you are new to the discussion of this document, don’t be shy: chime in. Feel free to comment on previous posts, too. Today let’s have a look at John Paul II’s brief thoughts on contemporary compositions: 10. Since the Church has … Continue reading

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RDCA V, 8-19: Blessing a Church, Introductory Rites, Liturgy of the Word

The outline for the first two parts of the Mass for blessing a church: Introductory Rites Entrance into the Church          Greeting Blessing and Sprinkling of Water Hymn: Gloria Opening Prayer The entrance is a simple one, the third form … Continue reading

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Priest: Employee or Office Holder?

This illustrates a serious quandry for the bishops: do they fight legal definitions? Any by doing so, do they express an adequate theology of the Church? Win or lose, have they set a moral (forget the canonical) precedent? Or, can … Continue reading

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