Monthly Archives: March 2006

Latin: Having and Desiring

Go here for an illustrative discussion on Latin, liturgy, and the last two (or three) Roman Missals. It’s long been my contention that the single biggest human factor in making great liturgy (by almost any definition you choose) is the … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Chrism Mass

When’s your Chrism Mass? Have you ever gone to it? Has your parish church ever hosted it? Dioceses are all over the map on this one. Traditionally, it’s scheduled for Holy Thursday morning. But my experiences have been all over … Continue reading

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Bushies At Work

Leave it to political mucky-mucks to muck up the public face of the government-science interface. Some sanity returns with a new NASA policy. “Scientific and technical information from or about (space) agency programs and projects will be accurate and unfiltered,” … Continue reading

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Abuse Audit Misfires

Other bloggers are commenting today. I’m not even going to bother reading it. Why? It leaves out one category I wish they would monitor: Bishops Who Don’t Get It Clergy have physically, emotionally, and sexually abused children for hundreds of … Continue reading

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Armchair Liturgist: Palms and Processions

It’s coming up in nine or ten days. How would you handle the three options for Palm Sunday? There’s the big procession, preferably done at one of your Masses. Would you do it at the Saturday Mass, or at the … Continue reading

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What Bruce Springsteen Learned From Flannery O’Connor

Tonight we’ll sing the songs And I’ll dream of you, my corazón And tomorrow my heart will be strong; And may the saints’ blessings and grace Carry me safely into your arms There across the border. For what are we … Continue reading

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More Glory: Propeller-Shaped Structures in Saturn’s Rings

Scientists have found evidence for small moonlets within Saturn’s rings. The moons, estimated to be about 300 feet in diameter, are as yet unseen, but they produce strange propeller-shaped disturbances in the ring matrix. First estimates suggest there could be … Continue reading

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