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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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The effectiveness of liturgy does not lie in experimenting with rites and altering them over and over, nor in a continuous reductionism, but solely in entering more deeply into the word of God and the mystery being celebrated. It is the presence of these two that authenticates the Church's rites, not what some priest decides, indulging his own preferences.
— Liturgicae Instaurationes (1970)

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A Parliament of Monsters by Gail Caress
published 7 November 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

A wonderful godchild of mine just published a terrific books. It is kind of theological science fiction by genre – in the long line from Charles Williams, Lewis, Tolkien, etc.

The plot involves the wife of a Celtic Studies scholar who travels to Ireland to find out whether her husband was murdered by a cult group into reviving pagan ritual in an attempt to take over the world. The style is terrific. There are beautiful characterizations of the wife and her mystical little boy and lots of quotations from all our favorite writers of classics of the past.

To find out more go to Beachhead Books on the web and look for Gail Caress.

Read more blog entries by Dr. Ronda by visiting RONDAVIEW. Dr. Ronda Chervin has many free e-books and audios on her website rondachervin.com. If you go to her website and read or listen and then want to correspond with her she will be available. Her schedule does not permit, however, responding to comments on the Blog, though she enjoys reading them. Dr. Ronda’s newest project is spiritualityrunningtogod.com.