Daily Archives: 2 April 2012

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Leaving off the cynicism, let me offer some music for a Monday of Holy Week, this live performance of Arvo Pärt’s Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten. The composer speaks on his style: The complex and many-faceted only confuses me, and I … Continue reading

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Truly The Son of God

Serving a parish that doesn’t utilize texts of the Passion narratives in the pews, we instead offer the people a sung acclamation at key moments during the proclamation. Palm Sunday cycle C seems to be a no-brainer with the Taize … Continue reading

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Catholics, Free Yourselves

I had heard of another battlefront in the waronreligion(TM), and I note the CNS news brief on it today. Pardon my interruption of Holy Week with a dollop of cynicism, but I truly wish Catholics, especially our schools, would get … Continue reading

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GDC 204: Methodological processes

Methodological process: what does it mean? Listening, discernment, purification, stimulation, dialogue, and patience: 204. Catechesis, while avoiding all manipulation of culture, is not limited to a mere juxtaposition of the Gospel with culture in some “decorative manner”. Rather it proposes … Continue reading

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GIRM 394: The Liturgical Calendar for a Diocese and Nation

A diocesan calendar and propers: information that’s hard to come by: 394. Each diocese should have its own Calendar and Proper of Masses. For its part, the Conference of Bishops should draw up a proper Calendar for the nation or, … Continue reading

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