Daily Archives: 5 August 2013

Redemptionis Sacramentum 1

The CDWDS instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum followed (March 2004) about a year after Pope John Paul II’s encyclical letter Ecclesia de Eucharistia (April 2003). The document counts over 17,000 words in 186 numbered sections divided into eight chapters, a preamble, and a conclusion. It … Continue reading

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Reverse Musical Lobotomy

I played a wedding at a nearby parish. I was requested to play this song as a prelude for the singer to render. The lyrics did not give me confidence. A sample: Oh, come on girl, Who cares if we’re … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: A Parish Prays For Itself

My parish’s last two writers have included these in the Sunday intercessions the past two weeks: That members of the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish know that the Lord desires to answer our prayers and we only need to ask, to … Continue reading

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Greed Is Not Good

My pastor, Fr Jon Seda preached it this weekend:

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Lumen Fidei 31

The last of the subject of integrating hearing and seeing. The notion of touch is brought to the first two senses: 31. It was only in this way, by taking flesh, by sharing our humanity, that the knowledge proper to … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 62

Let’s leave the final word to Pope John Paul II: 62. Let us take our place, dear brothers and sisters, at the school of the saints, who are the great interpreters of true Eucharistic piety. In them the theology of … Continue reading

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