Daily Archives: 3 November 2007

The Essential Paul

I have a presentation on Saint Paul to give for our parish’s “Saints Alive” series. Anything of note anyone can think of that I should be sure to cover?

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GILH 180-184: More on Intercessions

Do-it-yourself liturgists in particular should pay attention to the different styles of intercessory prayer in Lauds and Vespers. 180. The general intercessions, restored in the Mass of the Roman Rite, have their place also at evening prayer, though in a … Continue reading

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The Pope’s Brother Conducts

The musical link is probably only active for another few hours, but if you’re interested in this program bit: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palaestrina Missa Papae Marcelli – Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus – Regensburger Domspatzen/ Georg Ratzinger EMI CDC 7 … Continue reading

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GILH 179: Intercessory Prayer in the LH

Let’s look at the concluding elements of the LH, starting with the place of intercessory prayer: 179. The liturgy of the hours is a celebration in praise of God. Yet Jewish and Christian tradition does not separate prayer of petition … Continue reading

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Sex Abuse: The Witness of Codependency

In some circles, the language of the Twelve Steps is approaching a certain level of fatigue. Despite this, I think the terminology applies to any sex abuse situation, including the scandals within the Catholic Church. I also think the codependent … Continue reading

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