Daily Archives: 10 September 2012

More On Sunday Mass Weddings

I like Scott Alessi’s piece on marrying at Sunday Mass. It’s a decision my wife and I have never come close to regretting. Here we are processing in together during the entrance song: Isn’t that a great dress? My sweetie made … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Project Liquidation

The episcopal mansion used by the archbishops of Philadelphia has been sold to St Joseph’s University. That’s some domestic square footage–more than twenty-four times the footprint of my home. Just think: two dozen teenagers could be trying on their white … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 18: Into All The Strata of Humanity

EN 18 offers a definition of evangelization: 18. For the Church, evangelizing means bringing the Good News into all the strata of humanity, and through its influence transforming humanity from within and making it new: “Now I am making the … Continue reading

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Lectionary Readings in Braille

For the first time in twelve years, I’ll be working with a lector who is blind. My previous experience was a positive one, as the young lady prepared readings in advance and arrived at liturgy with a stiff piece of … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 56: The Altar

BLS 56-60 examines the altar. We start today with a recounting of church teaching on what an altar is: § 56 § At the Eucharist, the liturgical assembly celebrates the ritual sacrificial meal that recalls and makes present Christ’s life, … Continue reading

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