Daily Archives: 26 January 2009

The Barque Navigates the Rough Waters of Catastrophe

The excommunication lift by Pope Benedict is getting lots of airplay in the secular media. I caught the end of John Allen on Talk of the Nation while awaiting the deparure of the young miss from school. Mr Allen talks … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: The “Heart” of Philemon

Our parish staff and council enjoyed a day of recollection/retreat time this past Saturday. Our presenter was asked to give us a presentation on Saint Paul, in part to observe the year declared by Pope Benedict. We spent a good … Continue reading

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PCS 237-238: Intro to the Continuous Rite, Continued

Keeping the sacraments untangled, celebrated with dignity, is the point of these particular instructions for the clergy. Also, the rite provides choices for adaptation. A priest must be aware of not only the substance of the pastoral care rites, but … Continue reading

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An Obscure Good Resource: A Benedictine Book of Song

I collect little-known liturgical music resources–things off the catalogue lists of the major publishers and usually not appearing in hymnals. I look for obscure books and collections, mainly. I also have six thick binders of pre-published and unpublished music of friends … Continue reading

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Deacon Greg posts on one bit of outrage over the lifting of the SSPX excommunication. And I agree with the outrage. However, intelligence is not quite a prerequisite for ordination or whatever these guys have undergone. Denial of history is … Continue reading

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