Daily Archives: 14 January 2014

Mediator Dei 124-125

Pope Pius XII speaks of praying in gratitude after Mass, but what he proposed here underscores the importance of silence after Communion. A suitably extended period of silence. 124. But, on the contrary, the very nature of the sacrament demands that … Continue reading

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What Inspires?

Another illustrative thread at the CMAA here. First a citation to an editorial that seems to confuse the decades: In the 1960s, many of our church leaders were seminarians.  It was a time when Gregorian chant was forcibly submerged below … Continue reading

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EG 51: The Criterion for Criticism Is What Weakens Evangelization

In Evangelii Gaudium 51, Pope Francis reminds us that this document is not an exhaustive treatment of modern problems. That assessment is not something left to the view of a pope alone. It requires active and discerning bishops, pastors, and lay … Continue reading

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