Daily Archives: 27 April 2007

Musicam Sacram: More Norms (6-8)

Musicam Sacram sets down some more liturgy basics, and we begin to get into principles which we can apply to music. 6. The proper arrangement of a liturgical celebration requires the due assignment and performance of certain functions, by which … Continue reading

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Playlist for Orbit

  The European Space Agency asks you to put together a ten-song playlist as part of a competition for an iPod download for the International Space Station. There are some restrictions: The competition is only open to young people under … Continue reading

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Confirmation at the Parish

My bishop visited for confirmation this evening. Everything went smoothly: music, servers, lectors, and we got a good homily. Bishop Finn preached largely with a smile on his face. He takes care with his vocal delivery these days; it’s a … Continue reading

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Synod on the Word of God

This synod won’t draw the attention that last one did on the Eucharist. But the Word of God is no doubt an important topic. Zenit released Rome’s “lineamenta,” or outline for this October’s synod. It includes a set of questions … Continue reading

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Homeward From Itokawa

Crack out your 3D glasses and watch this movie of asteroid Itokawa. The Hayabusa probe faces a difficult return journey to Earth. Scientists aren’t sure if the spacecraft has actually snagged a sample of the big rock. Thanks to a … Continue reading

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Musicam Sacram: General Norms (5)

Musicam Sacram sets down some general norms in its first chapter: I. Some General Norms 5. Liturgical worship is given a more noble form when it is celebrated in song, with the ministers of each degree fulfilling their ministry and … Continue reading

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