Daily Archives: 17 April 2006

Vacation … But Likely Not This Year

Have I ever mentioned my dream vacation? I probably have. I started working on an itinerary last year. Here’s the first two weeks of seven. Australia & New Zealand Tour Day 1 Fly to Los Angeles, then Sydney Day 2 … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf

Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, which, though a bit slow going at the start, has a deep appeal. The author herself describes it as influenced by Jane Austen and J.R.R. Tolkien (among others). How can you go wrong … Continue reading

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Sacred Music Online

Check out some music before it disappears. Last week I mentioned a wonderful work by the British composer Ivan Moody. The Resurrection portion of his Passion takes up the first twenty minutes or so of this week’s Australian sacred music … Continue reading

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Finn on Immigration

My bishop adds a sensible voice to the immigration discussion. “We will never forsake the immigrant’s primordial right to peaceably establish a home, to work and provide food, shelter, and the graces of life for their families.” This principle of … Continue reading

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Armchair Liturgist: Aspergillum or Branch?

I can’t identify the plant from the photo (maybe it’s hyssop), but the pope seems to be using leafy branches tied together with white tape.What kind of aspergillum does your parish use? Which would you prefer? A seminarian friend told … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 42

Gaudium et Spes 42 covers some old ground from earlier in this document, beginning with the notion that Church unity contributes to the unity of human society as a whole. To the extent that the Church is a part of … Continue reading

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