Daily Archives: 18 February 2014

Survey Says?

The Chant Cafe has been rather quiet the past several days. I did notice a link on this post to a survey offered by the CDWDS and the Pontifical Council for Culture. Forty questions are offered under the following headings: Formation … Continue reading

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Aparecida 35-37: Challenges of Meaning and Technology

The analysis of the reality of Latin America and the Caribbean begins in paragraph 35 with a theological discussion about reductionist approaches to reality that leave out God. For the bishops, globalization and technology have implications in “the life of … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 200

Bishops and pastors are advised to be “selective” in the matter of altar boys. But it is not intended as an office for the elite: 200. To attain this purpose, it will greatly help to select carefully good and upright … Continue reading

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Interesting news from the popular culture front: the actor that plays Satan is cast into the outer darkness. (For Hollywood, that’s having one’s scenes deleted from the film.) The ten-hour miniseries is getting trimmed down to a two-hour swallow. I … Continue reading

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Searching For The Fringe

I found some Australian commentary of the extremist Catholic internet phenomenon linked from PrayTell. I’m not familiar with any of the Catholic blogs discussed there. David Timbs sure utilizes a fair familiarity with the blogosphere and a razor-sharp analytical edge. I don’t know … Continue reading

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EG 86: The Desert Experience

Do you think the post-Christian dilemma is a modern problem? Pope Francis cites Cardinal Newman from two centuries ago: 86. In some places a spiritual “desertification” has evidently come about, as the result of attempts by some societies to build … Continue reading

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