Friday, October 24, 2008

Tons Going On

*Amy Welborn has an excellent post about the pro-life strategy or lack there-0f. Great discussion starter.

*A while back I posted about a soccer player who gave it all up to enter seminary a while back. Well, ESPN has a story about how things are going. Tip of the Hat to AmP.

*Cardinal Egan lays it on the line about this photo.

*Get ready to hear new endings to Mass in the future. They include three possible endings:
-- "Ite ad Evangelium Domini annuntiandum" (Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord).

-- "Ite in pace, glorificando vita vestra Dominum" (Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life).

-- "Ite in pace" (Go in peace).
*San Francisco wants to make prostitution legal. I guess they think that will help their city somehow???

*Cardinal Kasper says the Bible is the best tool of ecumenism. I agree.

*Kindergartners attending a coming out day? Yes.


tour86rocker said...

So, if the Mass doesn't end in "Ite Missa Est" anymore...will we still call it "The Mass"? :)

Marcel said...

I am just in sales. That is a question for management.

tour86rocker said...

Meh. Calling the divine liturgy of the Roman rite by the phrase said aloud at the end to let people know that it's OVER (Ite Missa Est/It is the dismissal) has always seemed to me like they let the folks who couldn't wait to leave name it.

John said...

With all due respect to His Holiness and Cardinal Arinze, but I'm confused at how the words "The Mass has ended, go in peace" doesn't 'cut it'...Maybe a tag-on "of Christ" should be added for the benefit of those who might've fallen asleep and not realized what the whole thing is about? There is a level of implicitness already of the need for evangelization.

Frankly, what we need is better catechetical teaching outside the pews...the changing of words will do very little if the hearts and consciences aren't properly formed in the first place.

Speaking of restraint:
"In 2005, the pope said the sign of peace had great value, but should be done with 'restraint' so that it does not become a distraction during Mass."

Agreed? Too often everything is show...but I think they're missing a few things about Mass here in the U.S. That isn't the worst of the worries, but maybe it's a start.

I do like this "eucharistic compendium"...hopefully it will be a tool of great wisdom for our priests.

Please send these thoughts along to Management. I feel like I'm getting the run-around in Sales.