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The Revised New Jerusalem Bible

The Revised New Jerusalem Bible

The Revised New Jerusalem Bible (New Testament and Psalms Edited By Henry Wansbrough OSB (Darton, Longman & Todd, 768 pages) The Jerusalem Bible is an English translation of the Bible published in 1966. It is the text mostly used in Roman Catholic Masses. It was beautifully presented with wonderful notes and introductions. J. R. R.… Continue Reading

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Eucharistic Prayers in Common (Part 2)

Eucharistic Prayers in Common (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of Eucharistic Prayers in Common. I encourage you to read Part 1 first. Some people will think that what stands in the way of an ecumenical Eucharistic Prayer is disagreement around transubstantiation. Ecumenical agreements on the Eucharist would not concur. Transubstantiation, if taken literally, comes from an Aristotelian metaphysics that can… Continue Reading

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lectionary delays missal?

lectionary delays missal?

This starts with a bit that some people will take for granted, and for others this may be new: when Roman Catholic clergy hear or use the word, “missal”, they think of the book with the regularly used, fixed parts of the Mass, and the varying prayers etc. for specific days. They do not think… Continue Reading

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All Saints – Beatitudes

Halloween – A Vigil for All Saints Today on the feast of All Saints many read what are called the Beatitudes. They are probably one of the most famous passages in the Bible. We don’t use the word beatitude much – it comes from the Latin beatus meaning happy or blissful. More of that in… Continue Reading

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