Daily Archives: 2 December 2006

The Organs of Rome, Third Movement: San Pietro

More from my organist friend Steve, who leads off with a confession: As I was attaching the pictures, I was surprised to discover that I only took pictures of the organ.  Sorry about that. . . ..   The day … Continue reading

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Imaging Mars

The first set of images from MRO, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter are appearing online. This is from the Vallis Marineris region, the 3,000-mile long tectonic rift valley. Think Grand Canyon, but stretching from coast to coast and a whole lot … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 81

I have read of complaints in the St Blogosphere about the modern emphasis on resurrection at funerals. It was grounded in the bishops’ teaching at Vatican II: The rite for the burial of the dead should express more clearly the … Continue reading

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Sacrosanctum Concilium 80

More changes from Vatican II. It looks like the bishops really wanted to revise everything. The rite for the consecration of virgins at present found in the Roman Pontifical is to be revised. Moreover, a rite of religious profession and … Continue reading

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