Daily Archives: 31 July 2007

Watch Where You’re Pointing That Thing!

Check this out: Before clicking on the link, test yourself to see if you can deduce or guess what’s going on here. 1. Evolutionists have taken over the VLT site in Chile and are trying to destroy evidence the universe … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Double Genuflections

Anybody with any thoughts on this? St Anthony Messenger Online gives this brief, helpful description for the importance of genuflection, noting that it is no longer required by the post-conciliar liturgy. Anybody still double genuflecting?

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Martini: Commonality & Unity Trump Motumania

CNS reports on Cardinal Martini’s assessment of the motu. While he praised the pope for “benevolence,” he won’t be using the extraordinary form: (H)is experience as a bishop convinced him of the importance of a common liturgical prayer to express … Continue reading

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The Pastoral Necessities

  Cantor describes a “rough week” at his parish. His misadventures with various choir members, complainers, passive-aggressives, and the like, are well-worn paths for any music director, of any denomination or Church. I take it from his blog that he … Continue reading

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Motumania Lives

Rita Ferrone’s piece in Commonweal has gotten Jeffrey Tucker’s dander up with its criticism of the motu proprio. What’s this? There’s a problem from the high ground of the culture of complaint? Some surprise that not every Catholic is singing … Continue reading

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Video Contest

Remember all the fuss about the World Youth Day song? Gear up for a bit more. Now you can enter a contest to make a video accompanying the song. Here are the rules from the sponsor, God Squad Communications: – … Continue reading

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Liturgicae Instaurationes 1

As we get into the main body of Liturgicae Instaurationes, we read first of one of the core principles applied to liturgical reform, “noble simplicity.” 1. The new norms have made liturgical formularies, gestures, and actions much simpler, in keeping … Continue reading

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