Daily Archives: 29 September 2013

Preaching on a Martyr’s Example

Deacon John Herman preached today’s Masses at the parish. He largely talked about his brother, our parish and diocese’s martyr, Ray Herman. I was reminded that a young man listened to Jesus and took it very, very seriously. He shifted … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 110-116

Chapter V looks at “Various Circumstances Relating to the Mass.” What can be said about them? They are varied, and largely pertain to the clergy: [110.] “Remembering always that in the mystery of the Eucharistic Sacrifice the work of redemption … Continue reading

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GMD 76-79: Using the Plan

The 1992 US bishops hoped Go and Make Disciples would do more than take up space on a parish bookshelf. “This document should generate discussion about action,” the bishops write in GMD 76. They talk about the need to “sharpen a parish’s … Continue reading

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