Daily Archives: 4 June 2015

How Firm, American Music

For your listening enjoyment: Virgil Thomson’s Symphony on a Hymn Tune. The main theme is the music most of us match to “How Firm A Foundation.” But there are other hymns mixed in, this I know. There’s an interesting description … Continue reading

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Laudato Sii: A Continuation of Tradition

Vincent Miller has a brief piece locating Pope Francis’s forthcoming encyclical squarely within the tradition of Leo XIII, John XXIII, Paul VI and John Paul II. Pope Francis’s letter on the environment, is thus not at all unusual. It will continue … Continue reading

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Dives in Misericordiae 3a: When Christ Began To Do and To Teach

Part II of this encyclical is titled, “The Messianic Message,” and begins with numbered section 3. All of the evangelists present Jesus as Messiah. But Luke, more than the other three, explores this ever-important quality of mercy. The Father’s intent … Continue reading

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Is The Church Science Credible?

Rick Santorum, with a quote that, when one ponders it, doesn’t seem very helpful for pro-life activists: The Church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think we’re probably better off leaving science to the scientists … Continue reading

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PS 51-53: Special Details for Holy Thursday Mass

Remember, you can check the full document on this site, among many on the internet. PS 51 treats the washing of the feet. In some places, this remains a difficult situation. For many people, “chosen men” may well obscure the … Continue reading

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