Daily Archives: 24 March 2012

GDC 192: “Environmental catechesis”

What does Rome mean by “environmental catechesis”? Not a green thought, necessarily, but mainly, the setting in which people find themselves. 192. The service of the faith today takes careful note of the environment and human habitats. It is in … Continue reading

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GIRM 371-374: Various Needs and Occasions 2

Let’s consider some issues as Masses for Various Needs and Occasions intersect the current liturgical year. First, a broad definition: 371. Among Masses of this kind are included Ritual Masses, Masses for Various Needs and Occasions, and Votive Masses. When … Continue reading

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True Body, Gathered Body

Here’s a nice choice for you musical voters. The first of three Marty Haugen offerings, the much-maligned “Gather Us In” against yet another Latin text with any number of musical settings, a top-twenty NPM choice, “Ave Verum Corpus.” Let’s look … Continue reading

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