Daily Archives: 26 September 2011

Liturgiam Authenticam 100-103

Non-prelates serving on mixed commissions, take note: 100. All of the principal collaborators of any “mixed” commission who are not Bishops, and to whom a stable mission is entrusted by such commissions, require the nihil obstat granted by the Congregation … Continue reading

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Tony, Tony

Our parish web site has a new 404 feature, just in case somebody gets lost when they visit.

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Kate Blanchard’s Religion Dispatches essay caught my attention for its title (“Spiritual But Not Religious? Come Talk to Me”), but it’s very interesting reading, especially in light of the commentary on the pope’s new evangelization hopes for the post-Christian West. … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Word: Sirach 43:9-10

An obscure text, but a beautiful and thoughtful one: The beauty of the heavens and the glory of the stars, a shining ornament in the heights of God. By the LORD’s command the moon keeps its appointed place, and does … Continue reading

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Changing Liturgical Texts

I’d like to offer a few serious reflections on liturgical texts as given in the English version of MR3. It only took about eighty posts on the Chant Café’s most popular thread this week for someone to ask me what I … Continue reading

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GDC 7: A Necessary Revision

The Catechism, plus twenty years of catechetical work by the pope and bishops spurred a new edition of the original 1971 Directory: 7. The publication of the Catechism together with the aforementioned interventions of the Magisterium necessitated a revision of … Continue reading

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Liturgiam Authenticam 99

Commissions needed for liturgy, art, and music: 99. In fact, the necessity remains for establishing commissions dealing with the Sacred Liturgy as well as sacred art and sacred music according to the norm of law in each diocese and territory … Continue reading

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