Monthly Archives: May 2015

Dives in Misericordiae 2b: A Visible Mercy

Mercy didn’t begin with the Incarnation and Paschal Mystery. The Israelites were certainly aware of God’s mercy. Indeed, they had many terms for it, variations on a theme, if you will: In this way, in Christ and through Christ, God … Continue reading

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PS 43: Triduum Issues in Various Communities

Remember, you can check the full document on this site, among many on the internet. The Church is right to set a high bar in terms of good liturgy and music for communities than can handle the responsibility. But not … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 2a: The Incarnation of Mercy

Numbered section 2 is titled “The Incarnation of Mercy,” and over the next few days, we will explore what it means to give flesh and substance to the mercy of God. Pope John Paul II first turns to the New … Continue reading

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PS 42: Music for Triduum

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. After some short sections the past few days, we pastoral¬† musicians get a nice juicy one in PS 41: 42. The chants of … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 1d: Linking Anthropocentrism and Theocentrism

I read a lot of hand-wringing online about the Church, and liturgy in particular regarding our focus. Too much or not enough on people? Is God missing? Pope John Paul II would seem to reject the notion that our authentic … Continue reading

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A Catechetical Shift

Pope Francis addressed a meeting hosted by the Pontifical Council for Promotion of the New Evangelization. You can go to the link for a bit more context, but here’s the conclusion of the address as reported by asianews.it: The question … Continue reading

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British Football

This is probably my last football post for a few months. Somebody sent me a facebook notice about Manchester United playing in Chicago in July. I wonder how the build-up for the big match is going in England’s royal family. … Continue reading

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