Daily Archives: 19 December 2008


The proof will be how long Mr Donohue leaves his nativity scene in place. The Vatican display is up till February 2nd–how many Christians know why? (Hint: it’s not the groundhog.) I’d prefer a firmer focus on Advent from the Catholic … Continue reading

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The Parish Scrap Heap, and other Budgetary Concerns

I was notified about this post and thread on NLM, “Pay for Training, Not Music.” It’s always fascinating to see the reform2 movement reinvent the wheel on some items long after progressives have trod the same rutted road. I don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgical Music | 7 Comments

O Flower of Jesse’s Stem

O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all people; rulers stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you: Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Parish Life, spirituality | 9 Comments