Daily Archives: 20 March 2015

Svalbard Gets Totality

If I remember my geography right, Svalbard has a few thousand people living on its islands. Those inhabitants, plus some astronomical thrill-seekers got to see the year’s main total solar eclipse earlier today. For Americans, the big one is still … Continue reading

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How Long Does Discernment Take?

Liam broke the news here a little while ago. The major Catholic internet news outlets are already on it. The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of the rights and privileges of a cardinal … presented by His Eminence Cardinal … Continue reading

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DPPL 252c: Committal

After the funeral, a particularly difficult moment: that last farewell of the beloved’s earthly body. • the Rite of committal, the funeral cortege, and burial; at the committal, the deceased is commended to God, “the final commendation by which the … Continue reading

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