Daily Archives: 8 August 2013

Living Chess

When I was a junior in college, I organized Living Chess for the University’s Winter Carnival. I was surprised the head committee liked it so. They were disappointed we didn’t continue it the following year. That said, my friend Tim … Continue reading

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My friend Jeffrey Tucker has his response to his being David Gibson’s leadoff quote for a piece on the unsettled Catholic Right. The complaint begins thus: Being quoted by the press always creates an out-of-body experience, and I’m rather used … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 5

In a positive way, liturgical norms support not only good and fruitful worship, but also a solid understanding of the faith. [5.] The observance of the norms published by the authority of the Church requires conformity of thought and of … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: First Communion Solo

A nearby parish celebrates First Reconciliation in second grade, First Eucharist in third. Setting aside for the moment the wisdom of that policy, we have parishioners who recently transferred back to us. But, lo! Their oldest child “missed” the sacrament … Continue reading

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Gibson Sums The Unsettling

Fifty-plus comments and counting, David Gibson has the biggest commentariat splash I’ve seen at RNS with his summation of the Catholic Right’s unease with the Francis papacy. He quoted Katrina Fernandez: How can I love a Pope who doesn’t even … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 34

A familiar recent papal topic comes up. My sense is that subjectivity is partly a reaction against what often seems an arbitrary exercise of authority in the world. Many people are prepared to align with absolute truth. The problem is … Continue reading

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