Monthly Archives: September 2014

Reflections: Ad Orientem, Versus Populum, In Persona Christi, In Persona Ecclesiae

I came across a quote recently that said something like this: Versus populum is the clericalised, [human]-centred orientation. Ad orientem focuses on God & [God’s] gift. What struck me about this sentiment is that it centers the agency, perspective, and … Continue reading

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Neat Nun Stuff

Did you know a nun helped write BASIC??? Sr. Dr. Mary Kenneth Keller, who took vows as a Sister of Charity in 1940, was the first American woman to earn a PhD in computer science in 1965. Earlier, she was … Continue reading

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A Motherless Child is Not an Orphan. (Also, Mary’s Birthday.)

Last week, Pope Francis tweeted: The Christian who does not feel that the Virgin Mary is his or her mother is an orphan. — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 2, 2014 This strikes me as confused either in anthropology, ecclesiology, or … Continue reading

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Blogiversary: Baby Is Three!

It’s been quite the year for my little blog! This year, for the first time, an actual post ranked higher than my home/archives page count: thanks to a few people who shared it on Facebook, my post on A Mimetic … Continue reading

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