Daily Archives: 9 November 2021

Archbishop Cupich on TC

I noticed a reaction here and there against Archbishop Cupich’s brief essay on Traditiones Custodes here. I think the initial discussion on this website garnered relatively little chit-chat in the boxes. Detractors have long set aside their visits here. Elsewhere, I’ve … Continue reading

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CDWDS Decree on Magnum Principium 28-33: Drafting and Approval

Let’s move along and look at The drafting of the liturgical book and its approval. Once the texts are translated, they must still be arranged. There are many possible options, and few impact theology as much as they affect usefulness. … Continue reading

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Mary Did You Know You Would Be On A Christmas Stamp?

That’s a rhetorical question, by the way. Almost as heralded as the Hallmark Christmas Movie event is the release of seasonal stamps by the US Postal Service. If they ever get to your little house in the country, that is. … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 17: Mortal and Venial Sins, Part 1

Pope John Paul II spends nearly two-thousand words in one of the longer sections to look at the seriousness of sin, traditionally classified as Mortal and Venial. This topic was reportedly much-discussed at the synod which preceded this document. 17. But … Continue reading

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