Daily Archives: 7 August 2013

Redemptionis Sacramentum 3-4

The CDWDS instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum does contain norms to be received and followed: [3.] The norms contained in the present Instruction are to be understood as pertaining to liturgical matters in the Roman Rite, and, mutatis mutandis, in the other … Continue reading

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Facing Others in Ministry

I was reading an excellent article in the journal Emmanuel by Father Michael L. Gaudoin-Parker. As I was reading “Preaching: Facing the Other: St Peter-Julian Eymard’s Approach” it struck me how apt the notion of facing people serves the deepest … Continue reading

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Holy Cards, Locally Produced

When we commissioned our parish processional crucifix a few years ago, part of the plan was to produce a holy card as well. Our parishioner Mike Lanning did a fantastic job on layout. I love the holy card size with … Continue reading

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What Inspires Vocations, Joy or Grim?

One of the most frequent words used in papal homilies the past few months is “joy.” How will that play out in the years to come? Positively, I suspect. CARA notes that the number of American permanent deacons rises. The … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 33

Christianity’s integration of faith and reason owes much to¬†the African philosopher¬†Augustine: 33. In the life of Saint Augustine we find a significant example of this process whereby reason, with its desire for truth and clarity, was integrated into the horizon … Continue reading

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