Daily Archives: 30 November 2014

Swans and Palace

I haven’t posted much on the Premier League lately. My Saturdays have been quite busy. I did catch the Swansea/Crystal Palace match on delay yesterday afternoon. My internet connection wasn’t terribly happy, so about the time the game drifted into … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist Dims The Lights

Long before I arrived, my parish was accustomed to dimming the lights for the start of weekend Advent liturgies. It’s a custom I’ve felt disinclined to discontinue. Music for the introductory rites is always something for which people need no … Continue reading

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Synod on the Family 24: Accompaniment with Mercy and Patience

Read the full synod document here. An important reminder in this section includes the Church’s stance that any marriage between baptized Christians is sacramental, even if it is contracted by¬†two non-Catholics. It is baptism that defines the nature of Christian … Continue reading

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Open Thread For Fundamentalists and Atheists

… and you know who you are … Over ten years and ten-thousand posts, and it could have occurred to me earlier to post a thread for open commentary. It has also occurred to me that long discussions with fundamentalists … Continue reading

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DPPL 145: Our Lady of Dolors

There is an important Marian devotion for the Triduum: 145. Because of its doctrinal and pastoral importance, it is recommended that “the memorial of Our Lady of Dolors” (CDWDS, Lettera circolare sulla preparazione e celebrazione delle feste pasquali,72) should be … Continue reading

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