Monthly Archives: October 2013

Make for Drake

Our fifth visit to an institution of higher learning today. Hence the delayed posting of the usual morning stuff. We were up pretty early to arrive on the Drake University campus before 8am. We met a wider swath of student … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 174-175

A brief subchapter on “Other Abuses.” Not much being said here, except that RS isn’t comprehensive in the problems it lists, and that other problems not listed or not foreseen should be addressed. [174.] Furthermore, those actions that are brought … Continue reading

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GMD 116: Ecumenism

Let’s wrap up this chapter devoted to goal number two (GMD 104-116). In the last few posts in this series, we’ve looked at inactive believers, other Christians, and multicultural situations. The final listed task under the invitation to everyone in America … Continue reading

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Long Songs II: “Frozen Love”

Among rock guitarists, I’ve long admired the skills of Lindsey Buckingham above many other guitarists. He has some distinguishing traits, most notably playing with fingers rather than the flatpick. It was no accident that Fleetwood Mac took off after he … Continue reading

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Conflicts and Tensions in Church Music

One more thing about that Joseph Swain interview in CWR. He mentions three “conflicts” at the conclusion of the chat. I think I see them as more tensions. But yes, in some places, especially on the internet, conflict breaks out. … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 172-173

You can read up on what Cardinal William Levada, the last CDF head, had to say about graviora delicta (grave crimes). RS 172 treats with matters largely that only priests can do The footnotes are rather large, so I left them … Continue reading

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GMD 115: Cultural Diversity

Engaging cultures other than that of the dominant English-speaking, European-tinged majority: this is seen as worth its own objective. To foster cultural diversity within the unity of the Church The bishops give a series of possible strategies to accomplish cultural … Continue reading

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