Daily Archives: 16 January 2008

Basketball on TV

My college alma mater’s women’s and men’s basketball teams are ranked in Division III; the men’s team currently is number 1. So guess which cable network is sending cameras to Friday night’s doubleheader against NYU? Before you click the link, … Continue reading

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“When you turn away the immigrant, you turn away the Lord Jesus”

Yesterday’s CNS feature covered the Mass at the border this past Sunday in Laredo. The local observance of the international event began on the steps of Laredo’s San Agustin Cathedral, just a block from the Rio Grande, the natural boundary … Continue reading

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Choice of Cheering Music

I ran across the article on the Opus Dei seminarians defeating the North American Martyrs in the Clericus Cup. I was intrigued that reform2 hasn’t hit our seminarians just yet: At least the Martyrs’ fans continued to dominate the cheering … Continue reading

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RBC 10-14: Where To Baptize

First, you need a baptismal font. No preference on a birdbath or a hot tub though: 10. So that baptism may clearly appear as the sacrament of the Church’s faith and of incorporation into the people of God, it should … Continue reading

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Gregory on Preaching and “Blogspots”

The Atlanta archbishop, that is, not the saint. CNS had a longer feature taking clips from Wilton Gregory’s lecture on preaching in a multi-cultural Church this past Sunday at the Pontifical North American College. This clip seems appropriate for our … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: Medical Emergency

This week’s liturgy question on Zenit is good fodder for the armchair liturgists in the reading audience. Have a go, then read Fr McNamara’s response. During a weekday Mass a parishioner collapsed during the Prayers of the Faithful. Someone with … Continue reading

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Hopeful Contest

Zenit links to a writing contest inspired by John Paul II’s notion of hope and the current pope’s latest encyclical. The contest site’s in Italian, but I think you have till the end of next month to translate and figure … Continue reading

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Vivaldi on Mercury

The convention for naming craters on the planet Mercury: artists, musicians, authors, painters. This image taken from 11,000 miles shows a square area about 300 miles across. At the upper right is the double-ringed crater Vivaldi. The inner ring is … Continue reading

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Some Instruments

I was catching some YouTube videos tonight, including this one of Andreas Vollenweider. One of his musicians is playing a bass flute. Any musician friends out there ever see one, play one? Then there’s our good friend the mountain dulcimer, … Continue reading

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St Mary and Ecumenical Theology

(This is Neil.) For the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, I would like to contribute a couple short posts that might fit under the loose category of ecumenical theology. This first contribution is based on a recent article … Continue reading

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