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Tuesday, August 28, 2012


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U.S. Catholic article recommends Marriage at Sunday Mass

I think this is a good article with well considered thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of celebrating the Sacrament of Matrimony among one's usual worship community.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


I used to go to a lot of meals with more than 200 people on the well-described political "rubber chicken circuit."  I do not remember experiencing community there, nor at any other fund raising meal which I ever attended.  

Certainly there are annual occasions where a different sort, a more theatrical sort, of liturgy is appropriate, something more of a witness to the larger community to which we belong.  Yet, for me, for a Sunday liturgy to fulfill its call to nurture the faithful for living the way of Jesus in the money-grubbing paganism which surrounds so many of us, the community of Christians small enough to share one cup, and know and care for each other, seems the more appropriate size.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rituals Unite More Than Creed

I found this article to be very interesting and applicable as to why doing liturgy well, according  to well understood purposes, is the very basis of parish life.


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