Daily Archives: 27 August 2012

Over The Sober Line

Liam sent me this news item from the Left Coast. A bit of commentary in the article from a canon lawyer, and from a theologian. Likely no delay in a planned installation. And unless it pops up there’s a serious … Continue reading

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How Far To Take The Knights’ Pledge?

David Gibson at RNS reports on Cardinal Dolan’s challenge to the major party candidates for US president and vice-president to sign a civility pledge. Not just any pledge; this was penned and promoted by Carl Anderson and the Knights of … Continue reading

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Psalm 146: Praise The Lord, My Soul

Twice this Fall, Psalm 146:7-10 appears in the Sunday Liturgy of the Word. After the first reading on September 9th (23rd Ordinary Sunday) as well as November 11th (32nd Ordinary Sunday). I lassoed my new friend Lynette to sing a … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 5: Purpose of the Document

Pope Paul lays out the purpose of this document, as developed from the input of the bishops, and lensed through his own interpretation of the need. Or rather, “urgency,” of the situation. Remember yesterday’s three questions? (W)hat has happened to … Continue reading

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Lilly Endowment to the Rescue

$5M goes to National Cathedral repair from the 2011 earthquake than inflicted $20 million in damage. Citing the Lilly family’s long support for the National Cathedral, N. Clay Robbins, president and CEO of the Lilly Endowment: Eli Lilly, one of the endowment’s founders, … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 33: Designing for a Holy People

Design a church for the people: § 33 § The Church is a holy people, a chosen race, a royal priesthood, whose members give thanks to God and offer the sacrifice of Christ. Together, they take part in the liturgy … Continue reading

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Give A Wink

I was thinking back to that summer night when I was ten, and had anticipated all evening the walk on the moon after the successful landing of the lunar module, Eagle. I could not keep my eyes open for the … Continue reading

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