Daily Archives: 16 October 2006

Bishops Over Troubled Waters

Our two “bookend” prelates in the US are not having a good week. NPR looks at a documentary that casts St Blog’s favorite whipping bish in a very bad light. And Rock has been all over Cardinal Edward “No Confidence” … Continue reading

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Chocolate Souffl√© and Other Sporting Concoctions

¬† I think today’s number of posts has been close to a Catholic Sensibility record. I haven’t finished writing my magazine column yet (don’t tell my editor!) but there have been so many fascinating stories to catch up on. I … Continue reading

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Restoration in Arkansas Church

The Arkansas Catholic reports on a 1935 mural’s restoration in a Helena, Arkansas church. It’s hard to tell definitively from this image, but this art seems to be a definite cut above the plaster mold look of preconciliar (and some … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 69

We’re so close to the finish line on Lumen Gentium, so let’s wrap it up a bit early. It gives great joy and comfort to this holy and general Synod that even among the separated (believers) there are some who … Continue reading

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Aussie Song Contest

If you’re an Australian songwriter, they’re looking for a good song for WYD 2008. Archbishop Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity on it: I invite all musically inclined Australian songwriters to turn their talents to this … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on Ars Celebrandi

Scanning the Zenit archives, catching up on news of the past month, I found this translation of the pope’s response to an Albano priest’s question: As priests, we are called to celebrate a “serious, simple and beautiful liturgy,” to use … Continue reading

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First LifeTeen Now Priest Band

Are Kansas-siders wondering what happened to their nice, buttoned-down archdiocese? This from CNS: If that pulsing beat and those screaming guitars are driving you crazy at night, think twice before calling the cops on those rock-star wannabes jammin’ out down … Continue reading

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New Saints

Pope Benedict has largely delegated saint-making liturgies to others, but his second canonization ceremony included two New World saints, including Mother Theodore Guerin of Indiana. Felicitations to the Sisters of Providence and the students under Mother Guerin’s patronage. These four … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 68

Some final reflections on Mary from the council in today’s and tomorrow’s last sections from Lumen Gentium: V. Mary the sign of created hope and solace to the wandering people of God In the interim just as the Mother of … Continue reading

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“Neither Saccharine Nor Sour”

An e-mail from a friend passed on to y’all for more jazz consideration. Perhaps the best (and most enjoyable) way to explore whether jazz is by its nature gloomy, or whether it expresses a range of emotions, is to listen. … Continue reading

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After my daughter’s procedure, I’m feeling better about looking at all the web sites on it. You can look, too: the diagram here shows the closure device they send to the heart via the leg veins. The video they took … Continue reading

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Lumen Gentium 67

Vatican II on Marian devotion, first the good: This most Holy Synod deliberately teaches this Catholic doctrine and at the same time admonishes all the sons of the Church that the cult, especially the liturgical cult, of the Blessed Virgin, … Continue reading

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