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How Many Will Be Saved?

Here’s my next bulletin article on the new translations Appreciating the New Translations In each Eucharistic Prayer we hear the words over the “chalice”, Take this all of you and drink from it, this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant.  It will be shed for you and […]

Our Faith in the Important Moments

For some faith seems to part of their lives just for an hour on Sunday.  The rest of the week they seem to forget about how our faith calls us to live.  God is present among us at all times and in every place.  Our faith should be part of everything that happens in our […]

Chalice or Cup?

Bulletin Article for 10/23/11 Appreciating the New Translations One of the deliberate word changes within the Eucharistic Prayers is the changing from the word “cup” to “chalice.”  Currently, our tendency is to use the word “cup” to describe the multiple “containers” used to distribute the Precious Blood of Christ to the people.  Generally, these “cups” […]

Losing Someone We Care About

One of the few things that is certain in life is that everyone will die at some point.  Recently, we had a funeral for a 96-year-old woman who had been very active in the church.  Her death had been coming for a while.  Not every death is expected.  We lost a beloved soccer coach last week who […]

The Sanctus in the New Translation

Here’s my bulletin article for 10/16/11 on the new translations. Appreciating the New Translations At the end of the Preface we sing the Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy).  Currently, it begins Holy, holy, hold Lord, God of power and might.’  “God of power and might’ is not what the Latin says.  In the Latin is “Lord […]

Respect Life

October is Respect Life Month for the Catholic Church in America.  Life is an awesome gift from God.  Pope John Paul II wrote the Gospel of Life recognizing the gift.  Life is indeed a gift.  Life is more than just existence.  We are not just machines.  Life is more than the biological existence we know […]

More on the New Roman Missal

Bulletin for 10/9/11 Appreciating the New Translations After the gifts are brought up and the altar is prepared the congregation stands and the priest currently says “Pray my brothers and sisters that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.”  The “our” will become “my sacrifice and yours” A subtle change but done […]

Should We Help?

I was just praying over the readings for Monday, October 3, 2011 (Monday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time).  The gospel is the familiar story of the Good Samaritan.  A man had been robbed and beaten and left along the road.  First, a priest passes him by without helping and then a Levite does […]