Daily Archives: 13 April 2012

Playing The Adoption Card

I see the USCCB is playing the adoption card in its latest culturewar adventure: Catholic foster care and adoption services. Boston, San Francisco, the District of Columbia, and the state of Illinois have driven local Catholic Charities out of the … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Church News, Ministry, Politics | 4 Comments

More Latin, O Joy!

In the NPM top-25, two hymns placed in the top 25 that were essentially the same. Instead of seeding them both, I merged “Tantum Ergo” into “Pange Lingua.” Yes, I know, I could have used the hymn tune version of … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Dance, Liturgical Music | 1 Comment

Sacra Tridentina 4-5: The History of Chilled Piety

Is frequent Communion the will of God? The Magisterium of 1905 thought so. The era of apostles and great doctors is lauded for not only the practice, but the fruits: The will of God in this respect was well understood … Continue reading

Posted in pre-conciliar documents, Sacra Tridentina 1905 | 4 Comments

GDC 215-216: Catechesis in the Particular Church

We’ve come to the fifth part of the GDC, Catechesis in the Particular Church. We start with a small collection of scriptural quotes, and move to an outline of Chapter contents. “And he went up into the hills, and called … Continue reading

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