Daily Archives: 24 March 2008

Monks Get Recording Deal

Jimmy Mac passed on to me this story on Austrian Trappists getting a recording deal with Universal Music, thanks to a YouTube clip. Good for them. I wonder about the long-term future of recording labels. Young people don’t buy cd’s … Continue reading

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Here is the text for the first Eucharistic Prayer for Masses With Children. The preface may be broken up by a splintered Sanctus, then concluded in the usual way: God our Father, you have brought us here together so that … Continue reading

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Fifty Days

Unlike Lent, there is no dispute numbering the days of Easter. Eight Sundays count. Plus the 42 weekdays in between. Does your parish keep up the flowers, the festivities?

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Driving the Metaphor Too Far On Fatherhood

In the discussion on maturity and masculinity, Tony takes a tumble on one of the over-used metaphors in Catholicism: the father image. We should all keep in mind that metaphor is an artistic expression of language. When one attempts to … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Prayers for Masses With Children

In 1975, Pope Paul VI approved the use of five Eucharistic Prayers, three of which were composed for use in Masses with children, as envisioned by the DMC two years earlier. Someone has already done a comparison on these three … Continue reading

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