Daily Archives: 19 April 2015

Some Easter Music

After Ottorino Respighi married Elsa Olivieri-Sangiacomo, a singer and chant scholar, themes of early music found their way into his compositions. See if you can detect some Easter music in his violin concerto here. And even without the clear influences … Continue reading

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Humanae Vitae 8: God’s Loving Design

Humanae Vitae is online at the Vatican site, and the text highlighted below is © Copyright – Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Pope Paul presents the Church’s basic teaching on marriage. 8. Married love particularly reveals its true nature and nobility when … Continue reading

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By The Bay

I’ve been following the laity-archbishop kerfuffle in San Francisco somewhat closely. Frequent commenter Jimmy Mac sends me updates. Catholic bloggers near and far–but mostly far–weigh in regularly. Opinion polls are now popping up–and most pollees seem to think Archbishop Cordileone … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 4bc: Opening and Closing the Council

Mercy was part of Pope John’s opening address back in 1962; mercy trumps severity: We recall the poignant words of Saint John XXIII when, opening the Council, he indicated the path to follow: “Now the Bride of Christ wishes to use … Continue reading

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DPPL 280: Biblical Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage was not a Christian invention. It has a Jewish tradition ranging across time, from the Pentateuch, through history, and inclusive of the Psalter: 280. In the Bible, pilgrimage, with its religious symbolism, goes back as far as that of … Continue reading

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