Daily Archives: 13 May 2007

Checking Out The Hotel

I just finished Barney Hoskyns’ Hotel California this afternoon. Ever since I read Bob Spitz’s massive biography of the Beatles, every few months I feel a tickle to read another biography of a rock or pop musician. This book seemed … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 5: Both Sacrifice and Sacrament Highlighted

Continuing along in Paul VI’s encyclical, we can read of the balance the pope makes between sacrifice and meal: 5. These words highlight both the sacrifice, which pertains to the essence of the Mass that is celebrated daily, and the … Continue reading

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Black Music at White Churches

A correspondent asked me about this dilemma: I’d like to know your opinion about this latest thing that always seems to come up. Tomorrow we’re doing a nice Gospel piece. One of the high school students who sings with the … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 3-4: Compendium

Pope Paul offers a brief “compendium” on the meaning of the Mass. 3. In order to make the indissoluble bond that exists between faith and devotion perfectly clear, the Fathers of the Council decided, in the course of reaffirming the … Continue reading

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