Daily Archives: 5 April 2012

Tornado of Mars

Universe Today notes a neat video on the JPL website showing the actual image of a 12-mile-high tornado followed by an animation of what it would look like from a balloon observer on the red planet. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA

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Another Crossroads

Whenever I finish a document, I usually post something along the lines of “What now?” The GIRM was exhausting, if not exhaustive. I’ll tell you a few options I’m pondering. Please let me know what you think of them: – … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 116:5, 6, 10-11, 15-16ac

Since Psalm 116 appears in the Holy Thursday Lectionary, I thought it appropriate to offer a post on it today. With an Alleluia refrain or this one based on verse 9: I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the … Continue reading

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Shepherds Make A Difference

Two contemporary songs for your choosing to move one into the “Theological Thirty-Two.” One is a setting of Psalm 23 recorded with piano quintet and a small SATB schola. The other is one of the top Catholic songs in the … Continue reading

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King Solomon Comes To Nebraska

Also found on the RNS Religion roundup this morning: the Nebraska conundrum. Will all real pro-lifers vote for this bill? Either this is a delicious judgment worthy of a Solomon, or the Lord has initiated the separation of sheep and … Continue reading

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Teens Bring The Smackdown

Saw this piece referenced on David Gibson’s RNS Roundup. Despite a “This is not going to end well” assessment, it was a good thing DeLaSalle High School kids pushed back against a political message delivered by archdiocesan presenters. I’m not … Continue reading

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GDC 207: Privileged forms and means

Today, more on inculturation: 207. Among the forms most apt to inculturate the faith, it is helpful to bear in mind catechesis of the young and adult catechesis on account of the possibilities which they offer of better correlating faith … Continue reading

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GIRM 398-399: Last Words on Liturgical Renewal

With this post, we come to the end of another church document. Here are the last two sections, reminding us of the importance of proceeding cautiously with liturgical innovation: 398. The norm established by the Second Vatican Council, namely that in … Continue reading

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