Daily Archives: 17 November 2009

New Indian Cathedral Brings Harmony

India has seen troubled times for relations across the lines of major faiths. In Baruipur, a new cathedral was dedicated November 12th. It was an opportunity for Hindus and Muslims to assist their Catholic neighbors in a building effort. “It … Continue reading

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Chant-Voodoo Fusion

Here’s the link, but before you go to it, consider which year you would expect to find a composer having … … selected elements of Haitian vodou, or voodoo, and blended them with music inspired by Gregorian chant to achieve … Continue reading

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Round-the-Clock Angelus

From Kilmessan, Ireland, in the tradition of 24-hour confessions, we have an Angelus rung every five minutes by the parish church. It was a computer glitch of course. The excuse seemed a bit flimsy: According to a spokeswoman for the … Continue reading

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Holy Slash Lord

Zenit’s Fr McNamara addresses Liam’s favorite point on the Sanctus. When I composed my Olive Leaf Mass a few years back, I used Liam’s suggestion and composed one line for “Holy Holy Holy,” and another for “Lord God of power … Continue reading

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A Bit of Context, and a Label

David Gibson clarifies the context of Cardinal George’s remark I blogged yesterday. From Politics Daily: “There are some who would like to trap the church in historical events of ages long past, and there are others who would keep the … Continue reading

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