Daily Archives: 4 January 2014

Winter Weather

For those of you in the central and northeastern part of North America, I wish and pray for safety and warmth in the days to come. I was reading that the state of Minnesota has cancelled school on Monday. Some … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 107-108

You can access Mediator Dei on the Vatican web site here. 107. It is to be observed, also, that they have strayed from the path of truth and right reason who, led away by false opinions, make so much of … Continue reading

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Monsignori No More

The Vatican Insider reports that Pope Francis has abolished the title of “monsignor” for all religious clergy and for diocesan clergy younger than 65. The action is not retroactive, but I wonder how many clergy might opt to turn in … Continue reading

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Retreat Update

I’ve been continuing along in the online spiritual exercises. I’ve fallen a bit behind on the schedule. My director affirms this is acceptable, for the weeks when insights come slowly or my resistance is strong or when something good on … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Relationships in Ministry

Every so often, I browse the CMAA forum and see what issues traditional church musicians are facing. I was banished from the forum ages ago, but occasionally someone sends me a link. I read this recently rebooted thread with interest, and … Continue reading

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EG 41: Communicating Accurately

Why is Pope Francis concerned about how the message is heard? It’s not a worry unique to him. Other popes had similar concerns. 41. At the same time, today’s vast and rapid cultural changes demand that we constantly seek ways … Continue reading

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