Daily Archives: 16 January 2006

Columbines In Iowa

Rock has three informative posts today. One on MLK, of course. Must read, natch, especially today or this week. Liturgy geeks can ponder the latest ICEL adventures just outside “Middle Earth.” Should they care to do so. Catholic gossip hounds … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 8

This section might be subtitled for its last sentence, naming us as both cause and victim of our own conflicts and hardships. Gaudium et Spes 8 has a good bit of material worthy of reflection. Reminder that this section continues … Continue reading

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New Morning for the World “Daybreak of Freedom”

I originally heard Joseph Schwantner’s piece at the Eastman School of Music in 1983, performed by the Eastman Philharmonia with narration by Willie Stargell (of Pittsburgh Pirate fame). Kansas Public Radio played this recording of it today, which I caught … Continue reading

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Harmony, Hope, and Healing

Good report on a Chicago woman forming and training choirs among the South Side’s homeless women. PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly has a text and video report here. Music director Marge Nykaza on her effort: “It’s not about am I … Continue reading

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Boreal Saturn

Way north on Saturn, the cloud tops emerge from their winter ring shadow. Check out the Cassini site (see side bar) for more nice images. This one was taken with an infrared filter, not exactly what you would see with … Continue reading

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Blue Moons

My friend Tom is feeling good today. This was my favorite quote about yesterday’s Steelers-Colts tussle, courtesy Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger: “Once in a blue moon, Jerome fumbles,” Roethlisberger said. “Once in a blue moon, I make a tackle. They … Continue reading

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