Daily Archives: 28 June 2010

A Nod and Smile Moment?

The Schönborn/Sodano dust-up got some “clarification” from the top. This is just so interesting and snark-friendly on so many levels, I can’t resist. Rock and a few commentators noted that while Cardinal Schönborn may have been “slapped,” the Austrian archbishop … Continue reading

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Take Up Your Cross

This past Sunday, we programmed “Take Up Your Cross,” a 19th century text by Charles W. Everest set in Gather Comprehensive to the tune O WALY WALY. I was careful to listen for the people singing in the pews, and … Continue reading

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OCF 27: Homily

How to balance the modern urge to eulogize, but yet honor the nature of the liturgy? 27. A brief homily based on the readings is always given after the gospel reading at the funeral liturgy and may also be given … Continue reading

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On Saint Expeditus

The pastor preaches this past weekend, starting with an obscure saint, moving to the notion of discipleship and what that might mean for a serious believer. Not that we’re all going to suddenly leave families and let the dead bury … Continue reading

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