Daily Archives: 13 December 2014

Synod on the Family 37: Focus on Families, Not Individuals

Read the full synod document here. A charge to a better professionalism among the Church’s ministers: 37. The synod fathers repeatedly called for a thorough renewal of the Church’s pastoral practice in light of the Gospel of the Family and replacing its … Continue reading

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A friend suggested I might be interested in Alias, last decade’s spy thriller. Lots of commonalities with that other J.J. Abrams other series, Fringe. Strong woman character beset with personal and professional crises. Lots of physical action. Adventure-of-the-week embedded in … Continue reading

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Worst Liturgical Color

As a matter of pragmatism, most vestment catalogues offer a set, sometimes discounted, of the chief four liturgical colors: green, white, violet, and red. This weekend is one of two rose Sundays in the calendar. I confess my parish has … Continue reading

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DPPL 159: Vocalizing Our Trinitarian Worship

Some spoken and sung prayers mentioning the Trinity have a wide pedigree, East as well as West: 159. Together with the little doxology (Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit….) and the great … Continue reading

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