Daily Archives: 6 May 2014

Violin Octet

Searching for a missing piece of music tonight, I pulled off my shelf the Scientific American book The Physics of Music. Decades ago, I was fascinated by a proposed reconfiguration of the violin family to optimize instrument size, resonance, and sound. In the age … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 45: From Mass to “Mission”

Dies Domini predates the “new evangelization,” but the principle was very much in the mind of John Paul II as he discussed the missionary impulse from the Sunday Mass. Let’s read: 45. Receiving the Bread of Life, the disciples of Christ … Continue reading

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Is Conscious Evolution A Heresy?

In the musical Hair, and so marvelously sung by the Fifth Dimension, there was that hope expressed that some new age will arrive and … Then peace will guide the planetsAnd love will steer the stars … Harmony and understandingSympathy and trust … Continue reading

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Bishops On Notice?

Mark Silk thinks we’ve all missed a significant change. In Cardinal Seàn O’Malley’s presser a few days ago: Our concern is to make sure that there are clear and effective protocols to deal with situations where superiors of the church … Continue reading

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EG 160: A Deeper Understanding of the Kergyma

Today’s new post finds us on a new topic in Evangelii GaudiumFrom this section through #175, Pope Francis addresses his fourth and final topic in Chapter Three, “Evangelization and the Deeper Understanding of the Kerygma.” What is kerygma? Besides being a very cool … Continue reading

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