Daily Archives: 17 November 2011


Doesn’t the angel present a dashing figure? I had lunch with Tobit’s musical director today. I was missing rehearsal and lamenting my first free Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings in two-and-a-half months. So we commiserated over Thai food and talked … Continue reading

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GDC 61: “Primary or first proclamation and catechesis”

Is there a distinction between catechesis and proclamation? According to the GDC, yes: 61. Primary proclamation is addressed to non-believers and those living in religious indifference. Its functions are to proclaim the Gospel and to call to conversion. Catechesis, “distinct from … Continue reading

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GIRM 36-37: Other Formulas

These two sections were unchanged from the 1975 to 2002 editions, and even the retranslation does not change much. These parts of the Mass listed are not given in any hierarchical order. Obviously, some are easier to sing than others: … Continue reading

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