Daily Archives: 20 October 2016

Saturn in Music

Many classical music folks and astronomers know the Saturn movement from The Planets. Here’s a very obscure astronomy-related piece of music: Saturn by Alan Hovhaness. An abbreviated version is on YouTube here in concert. I see the old Crystal recording … Continue reading

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Singing The “Unsingable”

During the prelude of my parish’s funeral Mass today, one of my singers rendered this chestnut of modern sacred music as a solo. It brought to mind my experience of that piece thirty-plus years ago in another parish. During my grad … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia 199: Some Pastoral Perspectives

Chapter Six of Amoris Laetitia finds the Holy Father discussing “Some Pastoral Perspectives.” As you might surmise, these are among the most controversial and most resisted of the teaching contained in this document. We’ll continue to take things carefully, one paragraph a day, … Continue reading

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