Daily Archives: 1 March 2012

A Notable Church Musician Passes

Fr Larry Heiman was the first chant musician I ever met. I caught news of his death on PrayTell, a few days after the fact. (Just so little time for surfing when Lent beckons so deliciously.) I spent two happy … Continue reading

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Notable Year For Venus

What a source of cheer and inspiration the heavens are! Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day is amazing. Venus captured through filters by a backyard telescope and a video camera. A modest 12-inch scope, plus modern equipment allows home capture … Continue reading

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GDC 165-166: The meaning and purpose of Part Four

I may have jumped the gun a bit in yesterday’s comments on Part Four. Hear it from the document itself: 165. Attention to the diverse life situations of people (Cf. the General Introduction) moves catechesis to employ many different approaches … Continue reading

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GIRM 312-313: The Place for the Choir and the Musical Instruments

Where to place the choir and instruments? 312. The schola cantorum (choir) should be so positioned with respect to the arrangement of each church that its nature may be clearly evident, namely as part of the assembled community of the … Continue reading

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On Waking …

You know it must have been something you ate when you dreamed … …you watched Mike Joncas act in a cheesy 1990’s tv murder mystery. Don’t hold your breath reform2 fans; he wasn’t the villain. The young miss and I … Continue reading

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