Daily Archives: 7 December 2005

Great Expectations

Magister reports on Chiesa an address given by Valentino Miserachs Grau, president of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music. One highlight: (T)he almost outright ban on Latin and Gregorian chant seen over the past forty years is incomprehensible, especially in … Continue reading

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Let It Snow, Kansas City

Up north, weather like this would be moderately serious. There wouldn’t be a thought to closing schools early and the army of plows would start hitting the road as I blog. Here in KC, people are going a little crazy. … Continue reading

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“I’ve Got the World on a String”

A moon, actually. That’s Pandora, gently shepherding the thin F-ring of Saturn, not actually connected to it. But if earthbound telescopes had been able to capture this sight a few centuries ago, what would we have thought about these moons … Continue reading

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Advent 1955

John Betjeman The Advent wind begins to stir With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir, It’s dark at breakfast, dark at tea, And in between we only see Clouds hurrying across the sky And rain-wet roads the wind blows dry … Continue reading

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OT 3: Minor Seminaries

I can’t say I think Optatam Totius 3 presents an entirely positive idea. Nearly all minor seminaries in the US have closed, and it’s probably a good thing, in my opinion. I’d have serious questions about the actual freedom involved … Continue reading

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