Daily Archives: 14 December 2021

Christmas Stamps 1966-67: Madonna and Child

People lobbied the US Post Office for Christmas issues for a long time. After the feds acquiesced, they found themselves with a boon in stamp sales. Some citizens criticized the honoring of a religious holiday. Others complained that there was … Continue reading

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Reconciliatio et Paenitentia 26: Catechesis, Part 6: Temptations

Pope John Paul II sees pastors among the clergy as responsible for catechesis, including many points, which we’ll review in the next few days. On other points too, of no less relevance for reconciliation, one looks to the pastors of … Continue reading

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On A Baptism Acclamation

I have heard through the liturgical grapevine that when “Alleluia” was suggested as an acclamation at the Rite of Baptism, the US bishops demurred. “Inappropriate,” came the word. I don’t know how deeply the word will spread. Many parishes do … Continue reading

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