The gang's all here this bright Monday morning after the Feast of Corpus Christi (we still like the old name) and Steve had an announcement to make that most of you will be able to identify with (no babies or departures from the podcast). After much (ok, some) rejoicing we get down to the business at hand -- the past weekend's very descriptive scriptures, along with talking about the newest craze in technology that could be of benefit to the New Evangelization and another look at Catholic political funerals, Part 2. Take a seat on your comfy couch with a tall, cold one and come on along for one of the most "off the rails" episodes we've done in a while.
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Elizabeth Scalia (The Anchoress over at Patheos.com) has challenged us in the Catholic community to share with others why we are NOT leaving the Catholic Church despite all the doom-and-gloom Pew Studies. You can read her post here, watch for our upcoming responses on Facebook (we'll post them here as well) and, maybe, share you own with us (see above for details).
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Collectively, the bishops in the United States do have something to say about Music at Funerals but our friend "the Bish" wanted us to point out that for anything else specific to the Funeral Liturgy it would be helpful to consult the local Bishop. A quick Google search will also pull up many guidelines for American dioceses - maybe even yours! You can start there to get a clearer understanding.