Daily Archives: 17 May 2007

Ring Blues

Astronomers are of course, not blue over the continuing returns from the Cassini probe. This image from above an equivalent latitude of London or Edmonton shows colors assigned to infrared radiation from the planets and rings. Piercing through the upper … Continue reading

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Dress Codes

In the olden days, they sure knew how to dress for baseball, eh? In the lull of motu-mania, NLM’s Michael Lawrence generates a hefty commentariat with the question, “Does your parish have a dress code? Rather typically, there’s a bit … Continue reading

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Planet Blindness

I wish astronomers would get off the life-on-Gliese 581c kick. We will find better candidate planets. Believe me when I say it’s just a matter of time. SPACE.com’s “SETI Thursday” feature features a few of the usual mistakes. Seth Shostak … Continue reading

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St Thomas More Novena II

Since nobody seemed interested in passing along ideas, I’ll give you a clue what I’m planning for our parish. I was thinking that Thomas More wore many important hats in his life. He was a baptized believer, a husband, a … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 25: Greater Clarity of Expression Always Possible

25. They can, it is true, be made clearer and more obvious; and doing this is of great benefit. But it must always be done in such a way that they retain the meaning in which they have been used, … Continue reading

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Dissecting the Four-Hymn Sandwich

When I was getting my start in church music in the early 80′s, we had traditional church musicians–almost always organists–who played hymns on the organ and programmed anthems for the choir. The four-hymn sandwich was something of a leftover from … Continue reading

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Mysterium Fidei 23-24: Proper Wording of Great Importance

Pope Paul also knows that relying on God totally without an honest effort on our parts will fail. He looks to Saint Augustine again to advise a certain restraint in speech: 23. But this is not enough. Once the integrity … Continue reading

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