Daily Archives: 12 May 2012

Ave Maria, Schubert

Last year, various people involved in our parish music ministry prepared a cd for our previous pastor who was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It was a scramble to get various songs recorded before the semester’s end, so we took … Continue reading

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More Trouble for the Legion

The AP released the news, hopped on by just about every Catholic outlet in the world over the past twenty-four hours, that the curia is pondering a small stack of dossiers in its possession: (T)he Legion (of Christ) confirmed it … Continue reading

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At the Core of the Paschal Mystery

This should be an intriguing match-up. Most of the NPM top-25 songs have been going down in polling in either the first round or in the second. Today we have the penultimate Theological Thirty-Two pairing, in which one will survive … Continue reading

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GDC 263-264: Basic ecclesial communities

And lastly in this chapter covering “Loci and means of catechesis,” let’s look at base communities. Perhaps not so big in the US, but a significant part of the ecclesial experience in other countries, especially in mission lands: 263. Basic … Continue reading

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RDCA II, 7: Choosing a Dedication Day

The name is important. I’ve outlined the text here to bullet points: 7. A day should be chosen for the dedication of the new church when the people can be present in large numbers, especially a Sunday. Since the theme … Continue reading

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