Daily Archives: 27 April 2012

Call In The Police, The Saints

More from the Catholic culturecivilwar, the LCWR conference continues as scheduled. The Catholic Right can continue in glee poking at the conference speakers and topics. That will keep the stovetop temperature high. Maybe they’ll have a hissy like Chinese police … Continue reading

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Rite of Dedication of a Church and an Altar

After a long break from liturgical rites, this site will turn attention to the Rite of Dedication of a Church and an Altar. We won’t go into minute detail on everything. We’ll cover the introductions, most of the rubrics, and some … Continue reading

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Halfway Between Lent and Pentecost

Two Latin chants match up in today’s Violet Bracket round 2: “Parce Domine” was a clear winner, 22-16 over “Hosea,” in a true Lent violet polling. Here’s a nice contemporary setting by Joaquim dos Santos. “Veni Sancte Spiritus” was the most … Continue reading

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Father Everett Hemann

Father Ev Hemann, the Iowa priest who has shared much of his final days from cancer diagnosis to death, will be remembered in funeral rites this weekend and Monday. I note he’s getting quite a bit of notice around the … Continue reading

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Enterprise Over The Apple

Space shuttle Enterprise flies over New York City this morning. Good feature and images at Universe Today. This ship never flew in space; it was the first one built and served as a test vehicle for the program that followed.

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GDC 238: “The dimensions of formation: being, knowing, and savoir-faire”

A brief section today, suggesting a certain level of personal integration–a self-development, a knowledge of the Gospel message, and a spirited ability to communicate that message to others. When all three are in place, then I think we have authentic … Continue reading

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