Daily Archives: 14 October 2013

Funeral Lectionary: Sirach 44:1a, 10b-15

In my last parish, the pastor and I shared some gems in the Scriptures that seemed fitting for funerals, but weren’t in the Lectionary. The book of Sirach seems an especially fertile field for such possibilities. I hesitate a bit … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 149-150

This ministry goes by a lot of different names: catechist, pastoral administrator, pastoral associate, or whatever is politically correct in today’s church or in a diocese. Essentially, these next two sections talk about what happens when a lay person is … Continue reading

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Pakistan: One Nation, One Blood

A hopeful story from Pakistan, at the location where over one-hundred Pakistanis died last Sunday in an attack outside a Christian church. Mohammad Jibran Nasir, organized human chain outside St Anthony’s Church in Lahore. He said: Well the terrorists showed … Continue reading

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Loch Ness Monster Trumps Evolution

I surfed to this piece from RNS which noted that one creationism textbook cited the Loch Ness Monster as an example of a dinosaur that didn’t go extinct. I would love to see that textbook section. Especially given that plesiosaurs … Continue reading

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GMD 101: Spirituality for the Domestic Church

Continuing along in our examination of that first GMD goal, enlivening faith and sharing it, section 101 addresses households. The strategies offered are what you might think: praying daily, home rituals, forming groups for parents. Two possible strategies struck me.┬áThe … Continue reading

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