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Monthly Archives: October 2021
Another scene pieced together. My wife, who loves waterfalls, picked this one up last month and it was waiting for me to finish the last one. This brand–I won’t mention by name–is tricky. Almost all the pieces are the same … Continue reading
There used to be lots of discussion in Catholic circles about holy days. Should they stay on the original day or moved to a nearby Sunday? Epiphany and Corpus Christi vacated their days in the US long ago–almost out of … Continue reading
A basic responsibility is laid out for the conferences of bishops: they decide which languages will be used in liturgy. They also determine who and how this will be done: 14. It is for the Bishops’ Conference to decide which … Continue reading
Pope John Paul II brings out for our consideration an old story from Genesis. Would you be surprised to learn it comes from the eleventh chapter, the tale of the Tower of Babel? In order to carry out this penitential … Continue reading
Some Christians fuss about the 31st of October. I don’t recall this being a thing until this century. Maybe it was in the 60s, but my parents were rather overprotective. We got those suffocating plastic masks and assembled sugary loot … Continue reading
The Bishops’ Conference prepares translations of the liturgical books in vernacular languages and approves them, requesting confirmation before publication (cf. can. 838 § 3) Before we get deeply into the discussion on “Language,” a few things to note as we … Continue reading
If a person can arrive at a “precision” with one’s own story of sinfulness, then effective and fruitful “treatment” is possible. This is a view of Penance as a healing sacrament: In the concrete circumstances of sinful humanity, in which … Continue reading
Discussed here. Curtis Chang, co-founder of the project Christians and the Vaccine chats about the use of the parable: God sends masks, distancing, and a vaccine. What more could a person want? It’s actually a miracle of institutional cooperation and … Continue reading
The Episcopal Conference approves the adaptations of the liturgical books according to the norm of law (cf. can. 838 § 2) And so, the following paragraphs are introduced. They include references to the 1994 CDWDS document on inculturation, examined here … Continue reading
My wife added me to her AARP membership. Boy, are they pee-ohed about the lack of reining in drug prices in the US. I know most commentators are referring to so-called Big Pharma in their news storties and commentaries today. … Continue reading
In effect, to become reconciled with God presupposes and includes detaching oneself consciously and with determination from the sin into which one has fallen. This is illustrated by the recognition, the awakening of King David, as well as the lost … Continue reading
By far the largest “capital letter” section, “RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES OF THE EPISCOPAL CONFERENCES.” A bit more than half the document will address: Approving adaptations Preparing and approving translations And from there: Looking at language The translation process Drafting of … Continue reading
Section 13 of this document continues with a look at the first stage of turning back to God. Pope John Paul II reminds us of the classic realizations of the Bible, one from each of the Testaments–David the King and … Continue reading
As of today, there are over one million identified minor planets (aka asteroids) in the solar system. Not many are named after Christian figures. Pagan names abound, as you might expect. There are a few saints. And one pope, though … Continue reading
These paragraphs reference Pope Francis’ 2017 document clarifying the formulation and translation process for liturgical books. You can read it here. To get the full context, you’ll need to refer to your copy of canon law too. Basically, these paragraphs … Continue reading