Category Archives: Liam

Rest, Sabbath, and Devotions Then and Now

Today’s holy day finds itself on a weekend, and a comment from the PrayTell site seemed worth a new thread. Why not here? Devotions were easier to gather for in urban Catholic ghettoes than in far-flung suburban parishes. On the … Continue reading

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Witness, When A Work of Ego

Liam’s comment in the Dick & Max thread was worth pulling out for discussion, I thought. As a church minister, I often check things that I do against my personal needs. It might happen less often now that I’m older, … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Psalm 130

One of the more recognized psalms, the 130th is fairly well-known by the first two words in the Latin: De Profoundis. Out of the depths. We covered this piece in the series on funerals here. I asked Liam to write … Continue reading

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The Sacramental Revolution of Pope Pius X

Liam suggested in a comment last week that a look at “(t)he century of reform might also take into account the sacramental revolution of Pius X,” namely two documents. First, Pius X’s 1905 Sacra Tridentina: On Frequent and Daily Reception … Continue reading

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Five Not-So-Easy Pieces

I had noticed Jim Martin’s piece before on the new site, The Jesuit Post, but Liam emailed it to me with this commentary: An inspirational break from the dispiriting Indeed. So I read “The Five Best Pieces of Jesuit Wisdom I’ve … Continue reading

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Looking Back on Baptism of the Lord

Liam sent me the link on what your parish should have been celebrating yesterday if it observed Epiphany this past Sunday. Here’s a riff on that theme … Many feasts of the Lord lend their names to parishes: Nativity, Transfiguration, … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Continuity for the First Weekdays in Ordinary Time

Liam offers another armchair liturgist bit for us today: Studying my new daily missal for the coming week, I see that it provides that, when the Baptism of the Lord is celebrated on Monday, as it is this year in … Continue reading

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