Daily Archives: 4 December 2012

Clergy Unrest in Kansas City

The NYT surfaces the concerns of Kansas City priests, several conceding that their bishop’s resignation would be a good idea. Fr Michael Clary: I think it would be easier for us to move forward without Bishop Finn as our bishop. … Continue reading

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Advent Lectionary: The Cosmology of Psalm 72

The psalm for Advent’s first Tuesday is the 72nd. It appears prominently on Epiphany, but we get a daytime preview of it on the third Mass of Advent. What do you make of the cosmology implied in verse 7? Justice … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Martian Summer

I just finished Andrew Kessler’s Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission. This book gives a peppy, irreverent, and informative inside view of the 2008 mission to the polar region of Mars. … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 201: The Contractor

Make sure the contractor is sound … § 201 § Parishes will search for contractors who exhibit skills appropriate to the scope and significance of the project and who are properly licensed and insured. Candidates should demonstrate their ability to … Continue reading

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Porta Fidei 6: The Witness of Believers

Lumen Gentium rejected a notion of a clergy-first institution. One of the consequences of starting with the People of God is that naturally the duties and responsibilities of that people are also emphasized. Every believer is called to witness to … Continue reading

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