Daily Archives: 3 May 2012

Funeral Lectionary: Revelation 20:11—21:1

The funeral Lectionary offers three official passages from the book of Revelation. That very short passage about dead believers finding rest in Christ. One on the New Heaven and New Earth (Rev 21:1-8). And today’s on the Last Judgment (Rev … Continue reading

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Christian Parenting for a World Gone Mad

Up till now I haven’t had anything to say about Sean Harris, that evangelical pastor who favored/favors beating sons who seem effeminate or gay. David Gibson RNS summed up his rant, his retraction, and his mystification. Even my apology is … Continue reading

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Catholic Identity: Where To Find It?

I just found this site, giving a daily recap of the legal proceedings against Msgr William J. Lynn and Father James Brennan. Warning: this is very difficult reading. It’s a curious thing to be reading about the Vatican crackdown on Caritas … Continue reading

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Songs of Winter on a Spring Day

Let’s see if a number two Christmas song fares well in polling with a traditional Advent hymn. Listen to the “upset” winner (21-15) against “Here I Am Lord” taken at a pretty good clip in this clip. Latin text, as if … Continue reading

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RDCA I, 18-21: Readings and Psalmody

There is a fairly ample selection of readings in the Lectionary for Mass for the Dedication of a Church. “One or more relevant passages” are proclaimed. (I, 18) Some might be more appropriate for the laying of a foundation stone … Continue reading

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GDC 246-247: “The formation of catechists within the Christian community”

Today’s section offers some interesting and practical ideas for the parish. We start with the responsibility of the pastor or parish priests to bring lay catechists to an adult spiritual and religious maturity: 246. Among the ways of forming catechists, … Continue reading

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Favorite Playing Instruments

My favorite instruments to play these days. Using the one on the bottom to tune the one on top.

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