Daily Archives: 21 May 2012

RDCA II, 21-23: Items To Prepare For The Dedication

Section VI of RDCA Chapter II covers, “Requisites for the Dedication of a Church.” We’ll take the first three of these numbered sections 21 through 25 today: 21. For the celebration of the rite the following should be prepared: a) … Continue reading

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Detective Television: Driven, Sweet, and Dreamy

My wife loves mysteries on tv and in print. I find I’m drawn into the tv stuff kicking and screaming. But I’m occasionally impressed. My wife has been following Sherlock on PBS, and I have to admit I’ve enjoyed what … Continue reading

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The Pope Signs on with James Martin

Good words, reported widely, from Pope Benedict: I wish to reaffirm my deep gratitude for the example of fidelity and self-sacrifice given by many consecrated women in your country. He could do worse than to sign on to Fr James Martin’s … Continue reading

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GDC 281-282: “Programme of catechetical actions and orientation”

Get with the program: 281. Following close study of the situation, it becomes necessary to proceed to the formulation of a programme of action. This will determine the objectives, the means of pastoral catechesis and the norms governing it with … Continue reading

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Violet Semifinal 2

Another seasonal hymn that outpolled two NPM top-25’s. Respighi’s arrangement of the tune in the second movement of Trittico Botticelliano runs from the 1:15 mark to about 2:56 here. The last remaining number-one seed. Let’s vote:

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