Daily Archives: 17 February 2015

The Armchair Liturgist: Collecting For Ash Wednesday?

Discussion at PrayTell here about whether Mass is really necessary or good on tomorrow’s observance. But I ask you to consider something more pragmatic: should you take up a collection on Ash Wednesday?

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Mutuae Relationes Chapter VI: Commitments and Responsibilities in the Field of Action

Chapter VI of Mutuae Relationes includes an unnumbered introductory section–just two paragraphs. Let’s read them, and we’ll get a start on the topic of those commitments and responsibilities of bishops and religious. The Church lives in the Spirit and rests on … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Lent

How do you prepare for Lent? Or does it involve little more than a glance at the calendar to notice a “holiday” has popped up at mid-week? Over the past several days, I’ve been pondering doing things differently on this … Continue reading

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Game Over

NPR Sunday interviewed Rocco Palmo, the blogosphere’s whisperer. Some key spots: Game Over You have new cardinals from … places that never been thought of having a cardinal. And somebody said to me, it’s not that these guys are going to … Continue reading

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DPPL 225: John the Baptist, Bible to Devotions

John the Baptist has long had admirers, supporters, and devotees. 225. The cult of St. John the Baptist has been present in the Christian Church since ancient time. From a very early date, it acquired popular forms and connotations. In … Continue reading

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