Daily Archives: 26 December 2010

Some Books

This is not a commercial to buy science fiction books. Just some thoughts. Connie Willis’ publisher came out with part two of her enormous tome Blackout/All Clear a few months ago. This one story about time travellers in 1940 Britain … Continue reading

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What It’s All About

I don’t really follow the NBA, but I like this comment: I think the NBA is so important to Christmas that what we really need to do is increase from five games to 10, and we need to start them … Continue reading

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The Better, The More?

I had a nice chat with a parishioner after 10:30 Mass this morning. Her dad came up from the Des Moines area for Christmas, and the family attended Midnight Mass with Lessons and Carols here. (I wish I could have … Continue reading

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More Annunciations: Dreaming of Exile

Some musicians get pretty literal about the texts of the songs they sing during the Christmas season.┬áIn some musical repertoires, no mention of the Magi is permitted until Epiphany. Somebody tell that to the framers of the Lectionary. Today’s Gospel … Continue reading

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OCF 343-346: Part III, Texts of Sacred Scripture

Let’s have a location check. OCF Part I covers the primary rites: prayers at death, vigil and related rites, funeral liturgy, and committal. Part II concludes with OCF 342–the last post in this series that covered rites and adaptations for … Continue reading

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