From a reader many questions.
General Tip: If you hope for a serious answer, send one question. After that I start to lose attention and get silly.
Thanks you for your website. It’s the third thing I read every evening. You have been beaten out by NOAA Weather and Google News.
HUH? You read the WEATHER before WDTPRS? Didn’t the Lord say something about being able to read the weather?
A married man is being ordained to the Catholic priesthood in our diocese (Grand Island, Nebraska) who was an ordained minister in the Christian Church Disciples of Christ and has converted to Catholicism. I thought that the pastoral provision that allowed married priests was only for Episcopalian priests who converted. Our parish priest say that permission was granted by the Holy See. Any idea what is going on here?
It is indeed possible for former clergy of other denominations may be ordained if they covert and they were previously married. I am aware of a few instances of this. It is rare, but sometimes the Holy See signs off on it, especially if they bring some of their flock along.
Recently, due to the swine flu scare, our bishop asked that communicants in our diocese receive the Eucharist on their hands (not on their tongues) and that the congregation not hold hands during the Lord’s Prayer. It was mentioned at this time by our priest that the church actually prefers the hands upheld (orans position) form of prayer. Though I was glad to hear the prohibition on hand holding, I thought that the orans position was a priestly posture and its use by congregants contributed to the muddling of the distinction between the priesthood and the laity. By the way, nothing was said about how to receive the Precious Blood and no change was made in the normal procedure regarding drinking from the chalice.
People can do what they want with their hands… welll… you know what I mean. The point is that they are not to be instructed to hold hands or raise them, etc.
And finally, (I know I said a couple of question) what kind of camera do you have and what focal length lens do you use to get those close-up shots?
Lens? I have just been sneaking up on them! There are lens for this?!?