Daily Archives: 19 January 2015

Kenyan Bishops

The bishops of Kenya: what to think? They accuse WHO and UNICEF of population control, and their case is widely acknowledged to be weak at best, and likely non-existent. Have they been duped by pseudo-science, inexperience, ignorance, or the blogosphere? … Continue reading

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Propers Past and Future for Ordinary 2B

My parish’s music planning group likes the option of propers, of considering what those texts–almost entirely psalms and short Gospel quotes–add to the Church’s Lectionary. To be honest, I find them of questionable value for ordinary time. I thought I’d … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 8: Duty of the Hierarchy

This section outlines the duties of the bishops and pope to people in religious life. We blogged on this several years ago. You can reread my comments and yours on two key sections of Vatican II’s Lumen Gentium, 44 and … Continue reading

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DPPL 196: Regina Coeli

It’s a relatively recent development: praying the monastic Compline antiphon instead of the Angelus. What is your practice? 196. By disposition of Benedict XIV (2 April 1742), the Angelus is replaced with the antiphon Regina Coeli during paschaltide. This antiphon, … Continue reading

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