Daily Archives: 13 September 2012

The Goodness of the Lord

I composed this psalm for friends over twenty-seven years ago. I noticed the comment from a visitor asking about a musical setting of Psalm 33 for a wedding. I have an audio of my psalm setting here: The Goodness of the Lord … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 21: Evangelization By Witness

What is that Franciscan principle? Preach the Gospel–use words if necessary. 21. Above all the Gospel must be proclaimed by witness. Take a Christian or a handful of Christians who, in the midst of their own community, show their capacity … Continue reading

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A Fly In The Soup

Rod Dreher and a few on the Catholic Right are waxing outraged over this piece of the Fr Benedict Groeschel fallout: firing NCReg interviewer John Burger. I’ve known a lot of colleagues in ministry get fired in far pettier circumstances. … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 59-60: Elevation and Relics

Let’s wrap up the discussion on altars. First the US bishops advise a careful balance between visibility and perceived remoteness: § 59 § During the Liturgy of the Eucharist, the altar must be visible from all parts of the church … Continue reading

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Barbarians at the Gates? Which Ones?

I see some of my Facebook and orthodox conservative Catholic friends are waxing I-told-you-so on “top director” Nick Cassavetes’ suggestion that incest is okay. It’s all the fault, so we are told, of the gay marriage movement. And it was … Continue reading

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