Daily Archives: 14 March 2015

Can Christians Mourn?

Or as Dick Martin suggested in the combox, perhaps they shouldn’t. He commented a few hours ago on the Job 19 post in funeral readings. I thought I’d extract his comment and clear the decks there to get into a more … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Hosts in the Tabernacle

Some parishes keep a large supply at hand. Occasionally, a sacristan miscalculates for an event like a wedding, a funeral, or when a sporting event draws attention away from Mass attendance. How much is too much? Too little? Be an armchair … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 62: Rapport

The Church writes here of the expected rapport between groups of bishops and groups of religious superiors. You can check the full document online here. This area of concern is likely to get a lot of attention when this document is … Continue reading

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More on the Jubilee of Mercy

Liam broke the news here in our comboxes, and Vatican Radio has more details at this location. If I’m still blogging in 2016, how would you propose we observe the Jubilee of Mercy? Off the top of my head, I’m … Continue reading

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Catechesis? Or Rather Discipleship

Msgr Francis Mannion makes a case for a better RCIA, but the commentariat jumps on him. Formation tools, be they a Catechism, a Lectionary, a Fr Robert Barron video, or a 12-Step manifesto can all be abused as well as … Continue reading

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DPPL 248: Faith in the Resurrection of the Dead

Chapter Seven will take us from today’s section through number 260. In these next several posts, we’ll look at the intersection between liturgy, popular piety, and “Suffrage for the Dead.” 248. “It is in regard to death that (the human) … Continue reading

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