Monthly Archives: November 2011

The mismatch

CMR reports that Raymond Card. Burke has harsh words for DHHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: “To the degree to which (Sebelius) proclaims herself to be a practicing Catholic, she is very wrong,” said Cardinal Burke. He sees it as “simply incomprehensible” for a Catholic to “support the kind of measures that she is supporting.” Burke’s comments […]

Matthew 8

With perfect timing, today’s gospel reading is the story of the centurion: When Jesus entered Capernaum,a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying,”Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.”He said to him, “I will come and cure him.”The centurion said in reply,”Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under […]

The corrected translation: day one

This is the day that the critics have dreaded—the day when their doomsaying is proved wrong. In my parish, we have spent the last month adding parts from the new translation gradually, and everyone has kept calm and carried on. On Thanksgiving, with the house half full, we had a dry run of sorts with […]

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St Clement’s memorial

On this day before thanksgiving, we give thanks for St. Clement, fourth Pope and third successor of St. Peter. Let’s read today’s collect in the corrected translation, as we’ll hear it a year hence: “Almighty ever-living God, who are wonderful in the virtue of all your Saints, grant us joy in the yearly commemoration of […]

The laity and the chalice in Phoneix