Monthly Archives: October 2007

Blogging Light

The women of the household are sick; both stayed home today, except for a mid-afternoon trip to the doc. My wife apologized for our daughter missing trunk or treat. Brittany’s response, “Oh, Mom! It’s not like it was your fault … Continue reading

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GILH 173-178: Hymnody

We touch on music a bit in this post, but don’t get too excited yet. Certainly post comments, though, if you care to do so. 173. A very ancient tradition gives hymns the place in the office that they still … Continue reading

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The Girls of Lars

Roger Ebert’s review pretty much nails the goodness of this movie, which Anita and I caught last Friday. Lots of other reviewers really missed the boat–which doesn’t surprise me. This film is deeply moral and backs it up with a … Continue reading

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Just Hold On To Your Hymnals

Two or three times a week I surf over to the NLM web page, scroll down through the antics on fussy vestments, EO and the like, and about two or three times a week I find an interesting post. Like … Continue reading

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Blogging Encouraged

  One week we’re bullies. Now, Cardinal Ruini tells us to get cracking. A priest from Novara told me that the theme of ‘Jesus’ is very much discussed by youth in blogs. The focus, though, comes from destructive books that … Continue reading

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Blessing Young Drivers

Our youth minister spoke to me about doing this at our parish last year. It’s a tradition about six years old at St Benedict Parish in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. The Eastern Oklahoma Catholic has a nice feature on it. Father … Continue reading

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GILH 169-172: Responsories

We read that the responsory has been drawn from tradition or it has been newly composed for the modern praying of the LH: 169. Its responsory follows the biblical reading in the office of readings. The text of this responsory … Continue reading

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