Daily Archives: 23 May 2013

Third Glorious Mystery

A few days late, but enjoy Sonata XIII from Heinrich von Biber’s Rosenkranz Sonaten. A student recently introduced me to these works, and I was surprised and deeply moved by this music. I would love to see all fifteen works … Continue reading

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(Watch)Dogging the Atheists

It’s a battle of prayers in the Arizona House. Atheist Rep Juan Mendez on Tuesday: Most prayers in this room begin with a request to bow your heads.  I would like to ask you not to bow your heads. I … Continue reading

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Warming the Pro Multis Discussion

After a spate of Pope-Francis-is-really-arch-conservative stories spouting up the past week or two, we get this bombshell from daily Mass yesterday: In a passage that may prompt a theological debate about the nature of salvation, the pontiff also declared that … Continue reading

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Fugee Goes To Jail

I see Michael Fugee, the priest who was once barred from contact with minors, then “supervised” in doing so, then barred again, has landed in jail for violating the agreement that appears to have been binding and unconditional after all. … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 75-79: Three Juridical Demands

Today in Pacem in Terris, Pope John provides a manifesto of sorts: three juridical demands (that’s the word) for all people. It restates the basic purpose of a government. Modern US Republicans, take note. First a Bill of Rights: 75. … Continue reading

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