Daily Archives: 26 August 2016

The Armchair Liturgist: Blessing New Hymnals

How do new hymnals in a parish get introduced? Fund-raising campaign? Negotiation with the finance committee? Your people come to Mass one weekend, and surprise! New books. Some of you may know the Book of Blessings provides for the blessing … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 143: The World of Emotions

Is the reason-driven world, including the reason-driven elements within our own church, ready to trust the human affect? Let’s read: 143. Desires, feelings, emotions, what the ancients called “the passions”, all have an important place in married life. They are … Continue reading

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