Daily Archives: 16 September 2021

One Down, One More To Go

For me, it’s usually a winter activity. But summer sunlight was helpful to solve the subtleties in the dark shades at the top. As you can see in the shine, all the pieces were the same pattern and many very … Continue reading

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St Charles, Visalia CA

I was alerted to my late friend Charles’ parish’s building project here. Considering his devotion to music, liturgy, and service, it is a worthy confluence of nomenclature.  Image credit: Alejandra Molina, Religion News Service.

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A (Pope) Like That Won’t Tell You What You Should Do

More fuss on the Catholic Right about Pope Francis’ latest airplane presser. I’ve already seen anguish in some social media outlets about confession being out the window and the like. My thought? Let’s cop a riff from a fine Billy … Continue reading

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Via Pulchritudinis: How can the Via Pulchritudinis be a Response? Part 1

We begin five posts on the heading/question/section on II-2 How can the Via Pulchritudinis be a Response? Reminding those following here, or especially if this discussion is new, that part II addresses the “proposal” that the Church consider the “Way of Beauty” as … Continue reading

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Gymnasts Go To Washington

A sex offender embedded in the US Olympic system was bad enough. Yesterday and today, media mainstream and otherwise is all over the sensational testimony of abuse survivors who anchored some of the most amazing Olympic teams in history. McKayla … Continue reading

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MR Prefaces: Common Preface VI

As we get to the last of the six prefaces which are labelled “Common” in the Roman Missal, Third Edition, a reminder that each of these is accompanied by a rubric which states: The following Preface is said in Masses … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 279: Standing Up For Minorities

279. We Christians ask that, in those countries where we are a minority, we be guaranteed freedom, even as we ourselves promote that freedom for non-Christians in places where they are a minority. It makes sense that Christians should always … Continue reading

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