Daily Archives: 5 July 2005

Looking at Vatican II

Before delving into the next Vatican II document on CS, I’d like to remind readers of the classification of the Vatican II documents. Constitutions were released on liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium), the Church (Lumen Gentium), revelation (Dei Verbum), and the Church … Continue reading

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The Assembly’s Attention in Prayer: Book, Wall, or Nothing?

Reader Susan asks me to comment (always a dangerous thing): The issue of where our attention is directed seems important to me. My parish eliminated hymn books to this end, so that we wouldn’t all end up singing to our … Continue reading

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The Passion of St Thomas More

I just stumbled across a remarkable recording, a chamber opera based on the martyrdom of Thomas More. For the rest of this week, you can hear it at ABC (Australia). The Passion of St Thomas More is composed by Garrett … Continue reading

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How to Get More out of the Mass 3: Problems with Music

edited from the St Thomas More Parish bulletin, 10 July 2005 Music. For some it’s the conduit into the divine. As St Augustine famously opined, “Those who sing, pray twice.” For others, it’s a burden which must be borne. No … Continue reading

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