Daily Archives: 13 August 2006

More than you want to know about Pontius, Hippolytus & Cassian

I posted today the usual WDTPRS offerings. One of them had something extensive on Pontius and Hippolytus (and Cassian) which I will reproduce here for your convenience (slightly edited):
Today is the commemoration of Sts. Hippolytus and Cassianus (or … Continue reading

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Maybe some of our guys should try this!?

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, smiles after having his head shaved as part of his Sunday service at York Minster cathedral in York, northern England August 13, 2006.

Wait… this is a Reuters photo. Do you think they photoshoped his head and pitched the tent in the background?? Continue reading

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time: POST COMMUNION

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time
ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN The Wanderer in 2003
Some feedback is coming in about the possibility of having a Roman WDTPRS pilgrimage of which I spoke last week. HE of … Continue reading

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time: SUPER OBLATA (2)

What Does the Prayer Really Say? 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time
ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN The Wanderer in 2006
Those who have been resisting the norms laid down in Liturgiam authenticam appeal to a theory of translation that would peg our liturgical … Continue reading

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19th Sunday of Ordinary Time: COLLECT (2)

EXCERPT:
Warned, urged, instructed by a divine Person who taught us with divine precepts, let’s get straight who our Father is and who we are because of who He is. We are children of a loving Father. He comes looking for us to draw us unto Him because of His fatherly heart. The Holy Father Pope John Paul II wrote for the Church’s preparation for the Millennium Jubilee: “If God goes in search of man, created in his own image and likeness, he does so because he loves him eternally in the Word, and wishes to raise him in Christ to the dignity of an adoptive son” (Tertio millennio adveniente 6). As God’s adopted children we have dignity. The adoption brought by the Spirit is not some second rate relationship with God or mere juridical slight of hand. It is the fulfillment of an eternal love and longing. This is a primary and foundational dimension of everything we are as Catholic Christians. It is perhaps for this reason that that the Catechism of the Catholic Church speaks so clearly to this point, in the first paragraph. Continue reading

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