Monthly Archives: May 2006

Music on the Web

Some inspiring and enjoyable music for Ascension on the great Australian program, For the God Who Sings. There’s a nice helping of Palestrina and Bach, plus a really nice piece by the Scot James MacMillan sung by the cathedral choir … Continue reading

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Give A Fish, Teach To Fish, Take the Fish

Check out this NCR piece on the experience of doing mission work in Kentucky. Amy also posted the link today, but as of early tonight, she hasn’t opened the doors for her commentariat, so I’ll chime in here. First, I … Continue reading

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Making Progress In Chant IV: Pentecost Sequence

We’ll see how it goes Sunday. Just after the people finish follow-along with reading II, they can check the tune for the sequence in the OCP missal, VENI SANCTE SPIRITUS. For one Mass, anyway. I think I’d adapt something for … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 61

Gaudium et Spes 61 addresses the basic human values of intellect, will, conscience, and community–aspects which the Church insists must be the basis for the formation of new generations: Today it is more difficult to form a synthesis of the … Continue reading

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Roll Over Enceladus

Scientists may have uncovered why the icy moon’s hot spot is at the south pole. We’ve known that small irregularly shaped moons align their long axis toward the large planet. To visualize, a city-sized moon shaped like a potato would … Continue reading

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Posture In the Presence

The no-kneeling fuss in Orange County, California has made its predictable rounds in the blogosphere. A few otherwise loyal and obedient Catholics are somewhat dreaming of being Californians just so they can defy one or two bishops there. (Is it … Continue reading

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Why Was His Homosexuality Part of the Story?

“I’m with the church. I’m just not with hate,” said Father Martin Kurylowicz. This guy professed celibacy, but he’s still out on his duff. Turns out that his revelation of being homosexual dates back nine years, but his suspension is … Continue reading

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