Daily Archives: 29 March 2014

Liturgical Improvisation, Falling in Love, and Four Wives

What do these three things have in common? It sounds like the kind of joke that would walk into a bar. But it’s the arc of parish life in Mount Carmel, Illinois. Think about it, then check this link to … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 7: The Heart of the Christian Life

The introduction to Dies Domini wraps up today with this section. I hope I  haven’t appeared too hard on Pope John Paul thus far. It’s mainly that I don’t think the law-n-order approach was terribly effective when this document was … Continue reading

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The Three

Over the years here (on this blog) and there (elsewhere in the Catholic blogosphere) we’ve discussed a good bit of liturgical music. The three judgments, introduced to most American church musicians in the 1972 document Music in Catholic Worship (MCW), … Continue reading

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Blogger Steve Skojec got a lot of attention for his Pope Francis skepticism this past Fall. I noticed on a blog aggregation site a link to this extended essay that kept him up half the night putting together. Look at … Continue reading

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EG 126: The Spirit Works Through Popular Piety

Pope Francis, in Evangelii Gaudium 126, stresses again that God utilizes popular piety to inspire and urge us to evangelization: 126. Underlying popular piety, as a fruit of the inculturated Gospel, is an active evangelizing power which we must not underestimate: to … Continue reading

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