Daily Archives: 3 January 2009

Carnival of Space 85

Cheap Astronomy hosts the 85th carnival. Maybe I’ll get my act together and put together some original posts soon. I’ve been enjoying the clear night skies here in central Iowa when I walk the dog late at night. Ice, sleet … Continue reading

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Got Your Chalk Ready?

Don’t forget to bless your home tomorrow. Essential ingredient: let your kids write on the wall. Which version will you tell your children: Caspar + Melchior + Balthasar? Christus Mansionem┬áBenedicat? If you need a little extra time to dig out … Continue reading

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Chant’s Latest Blue Notes

You only have to be in church music a few months before you’ll hear a horror story from a colleague, or you’ll be the subject of one yourself. The Recovering Choir Director sums up a story from the Musica Sacra … Continue reading

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Synod Prop 2: Dei Verbum Good

Jim McK suggested I backtrack a bit and catch up with the introductory proposition, number 2, that affirmed Dei Verbum and the consequent years of “great benefits” the Church has realized from Vatican II. The synodal fathers, at more than … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: Galatians 4:4-5

Whenever “adoption” appears in Scripture, my ears pop open. This past holy day’s second reading from Galatians: But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those … Continue reading

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PCS 176: Preparations for Viaticum

We continue with the Rites of Pastoral Care of the Sick, and its introduction to the celebration of Viaticum: 176. Priests and other ministers entrusted with the spiritual care of the sick should do everything they can to ensure that … Continue reading

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