Daily Archives: 29 September 2007

GILH 37: The Two Hinges

Part II of Chapter II covers the “two hinges,” Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer: 37. “By the venerable tradition of the universal Church, lauds as morning prayer and vespers as evening prayer are the two hinges on which the daily … Continue reading

Posted in GILH, Liturgy, Rites | 3 Comments

Music in God’s World?

(This is Neil.) The September/October issue of Books and Culture has a very interesting short article by the Anglican theologian and musician Jeremy Begbie about “Music in God’s World.” Begbie has a forthcoming book on this topic that we should … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy, Music, Neil | 7 Comments

Angel Day

Archangel, to be precise. The Roman calendar celebrates three mysterious beings today, but the one I always focus on is Raphael, the healer. It helps that he features prominently in my favorite book of the Bible. Raphael, knowledgeable about strange … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy, spirituality | Leave a comment

GILH 34-36: Introduction to the Whole Office

With this post we commence Chapter II: Sanctification of the Day: The Different Liturgical Hours. This chapter will take us up to section 99 and give readers a brief overview of the hinges of Morning and Evening Prayer, the Office … Continue reading

Posted in GILH, Liturgy, Rites | 1 Comment

More Careerism

Rock reports with Philadelphia pride of the appointment of his archbishop to the Congregation for Bishops. Is this good news? Or will it be an affirmation of careerism in the episcopacy? I found Cardinal Rigali’s biography page of interest. Philadelphia … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry | 2 Comments

Unity With Effort

Via Zenit, Pope Benedict on unity among Catholics: Even collaboration between Catholics is not always easy; it is normal for different sensitivities to emerge, given the diversity of the respective traditions. But how can we not consider it a providential … Continue reading

Posted in Ministry | Leave a comment

Shelf and Screen: Progress and Redemption

Over the past two years, I’ve enjoyed a handful of first novels in the sf/fantasy genre. One of last year’s enjoyable reads was from Tobias Buckell, so I was heading into his second novel, Ragamuffin, with some excitement. The title … Continue reading

Posted in film, On My Bookshelf | 2 Comments