Daily Archives: 1 April 2012

Peace and the Spirit

I see “Soul of My Savior” as outpolled “How Great Thou Art,” the second #15 to beat a #2. Let’s try another top-25 NPM song against a traditional challenger. “Let There Be Peace On Earth” was composed in 1955 by … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Reflex

One of my spiritual companions this Lent has been the Australian Trappist Michael Casey. His book Toward God has many insightful offerings, and the one that has been in my room of reflection this past week is the chapter entitled, … Continue reading

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GIRM 393: Music

Two topics of interest, published Mass settings and musical instruments: 393. Bearing in mind the important place that singing has in a celebration as a necessary or integral part of the Liturgy,[Cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium 112] all musical settings for the … Continue reading

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GDC 203: “Duties of catechesis for inculturation of the faith”

Section 53 of John Paul II’s 1979 apostolic exhortation Catechesi Tradendae forms the basis of this section. Six duties are listed: 203. These duties form an organic whole and are briefly expressed as follows: – to know in depth the culture … Continue reading

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