Monthly Archives: July 2012

Snapshots For The New Evangelization: Korea

We have a handful of Korean students at the student center. I’ve come to know a few of them, those involved in liturgical ministry. It’s always interesting to hear how faith has developed for different people in different cultures. My … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 9-12: Liturgy of the Word, Two Readings

As always, I note the kind contribution of Richard Chonak who translated the Latin original of the second edition (1988). Today, we look at the situation when there are two readings, not three, in the Liturgy of the Word: 9. When there … Continue reading

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LCWR Response Coming Soon

Laurie Goodstein at the NYT has a feature up this weekend on the upcoming LCWR meeting and the response to come from a summer of discernment. I guess my own summer has been roaring by; I didn’t realize the moment … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 7-8: Alleluia and Sequence

Today, a look at the liturgical moments before the Gospel: 7. The second reading is followed by the Alleluia or the Tract. The Alleluia chant is arranged in this way: Alleluia is sung completely, with its melismatic neume, by the … Continue reading

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Space Aquarium

I see the astronauts at the International Space Station are getting pets of sorts. More than pet fish, really. These little guys will help researchers determine the progress of bone and muscle loss in a microgravity (weightless) environment. That’s the … Continue reading

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More Bishops Said, LCWR Said

Bishop Leonard Blair got some radio and CNS time this week, chatting about the LCWR: If by dialogue they mean that the doctrines of the church are negotiable and the bishops represent one position and the LCWR presents another position, … Continue reading

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OCM Introduction 4-6: Readings and Psalms

After the Gloria, catch a quick breath; the Liturgy of the Word awaits. You did know that the readings may be sung, right? 4. When there are two readings before the Gospel, the first reading, which is usually taken from … Continue reading

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