Monthly Archives: July 2010

More MR3 in the Lab

With some helpful input from Liam, I’ve adjusted the awkward spots in the first stanza and felt emboldened to progress to the second: I mentioned Wednesday that I wasn’t happy with the prospect of setting the five acclamations in stanza 2 … Continue reading

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“No parish is safe”

The Apostolic Signatura affirms the closing of parishes by a bishop. From CNS’s English translation of the May ruling: (Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston) considered not only the condition of the parish, the focus of this case, but in … Continue reading

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The Face on Mars

Remember that Martian face imaged from space by the Viking Orbiter back in 1976? A number of orbiters have imaged this plateau over the past decade. Check out these new perspectives at this post on Universe Today. It includes an … Continue reading

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MR3 in the Musical Laboratory

My friends and a few students have asked me if I’ll be composing a Mass setting to the new texts of the Roman Missal. I’ve actually felt a bit inspired to work on it the past few days. I reworked … Continue reading

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Another Unofficial Memorial Acclamation

I blogged on “Keep In Mind” a few months ago, once the unofficial “fifth” memorial acclamation. I think you know Marty Haugen’s “We Remember” was designed as a memorial acclamation. The Gather hymnals list that refrain in their section on … Continue reading

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OCF 52-53: Gentle Accompaniment and Reconciliation

How does liturgy become pastoral ministry? This introduction to the vigil and related rites often give some clue to the student of liturgy, or to the neophyte minister as to how to proceed. 52. The time immediately following death is … Continue reading

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Need a Liturgical Blessing for your Arthritis?

This Sunday’s your day, courtesy of the Redemptorists. Father Thomas Picton, superior of the Denver province: We hope this is the beginning of an annual tradition that brings people to our churches to ask for the blessing and intercession of … Continue reading

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