Daily Archives: 6 June 2007

Mars Is Definitely Not “No Place”

You can get a slew of images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter here, including this remarkable overview of Western Utopia Planitia. I wonder if the first parish there will take Thomas More as its patron? Did you know that the … Continue reading

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Composers, Compete!

Are you sad about a non-Catholic getting to play his winning song for the pope? To win this BBC competition, you have four weeks to put together your best effort. Here are the rules.

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The Dione Variations

Here’s the latest image of Dione featured on the Cassini site. And here’s how the mission scientists describe it for the surfing public: Significant variations in the density of impact craters on the surface of Dione can be seen here, … Continue reading

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Eucharisticum Mysterium 4: Purpose of the Document

In the last post on Eucharisticum Mysterium, the Consilium outlined the six major post-conciliar points for liturgical reform. We learn in this section that this document is intended to provide a foundation for lay formation on the Eucharist, with an … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Drycleaning Vestments

Just a curious question for those with experience: how often would you dryclean clergy vestments? I’ll confess this is a gap in my liturgical know-how. Most guys I’ve worked for took care of them on their own. But now I’m … Continue reading

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Motumania, Pudding Queue Style

Motumania. You’ve gotta love the word. I think I like it more than MaChurch. Hope is kept alive in some quarters like girl scouts trying to eke out a last round of smores from a day-old fire a body could … Continue reading

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Shirk The Protests

Rock reports on the outcry from conservatives intent on doing an Archbishop Burke on an Australian pop star, who after having his song selected as “theme” for next year’s World Youth Day, seemed to have a rather uncritical stance toward … Continue reading

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