Daily Archives: 20 December 2006

Sacrosanctum Concilium 120

In the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument which adds a wonderful splendor to the Church’s ceremonies and powerfully lifts up (the human) mind to God and to higher … Continue reading

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Glory & Praise vol 2

I’d rather be posting on Advent music, but when the call comes … Overall, this 1980 volume is a disappointment over the first. Maybe a huge one. Scripture-sourced songs outnumber non- by 44-37, a drop of 10%. The editors at … Continue reading

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Virgin Birth

It happens from time to time among reptiles. Flora’s seasonal timing is exquisite. This is the first known example of parthenogenesis for this species. “But we certainly won’t be naming any of the hatchlings Jesus,” said herpetologist Kevin Buley of the Chester … Continue reading

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God and Nonremembrance

(Neil, again). Well, at least for my posts, shall we say that today is Miroslav Volf Day? The Christian Century has an excerpt of the Yale theologian’s new book, The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World. Professor … Continue reading

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Was Jesus Christ the Son of God? (A Very Short Answer)

(This is Neil). I’ve been busy lately, so you’ll have to forgive the infrequency of my posts until the new year. But I did want to post something that I read on Newsweek‘s blog, On Faith. Several figures were asked … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 119

Look out: another wiggle-room section: In certain parts of the world, especially mission lands, there are peoples who have their own musical traditions, and these play a great part in their religious and social life. For this reason due importance … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 118

More vocal, external, active participation, it seems to me:  Religious singing by the people is to be intelligently fostered so that in devotions and sacred exercises, as also during liturgical services, the voices of the faithful may ring out according … Continue reading

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