Daily Archives: 30 August 2019

Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 16: 1-2, 7-11

I had an experience with the funeral of a choir spouse recently. The family requested Psalm 16, and specifically Scott Soper’s fine setting. OCP’s editors place it in their annual missal in the Psalter. The antiphon is a bit long … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 122: Redeemed And Valuable

“Christ saves you” is an important message, and it is rooted in the value God places on us. Each of us has a certain preciousness–this is the root of Catholic social teaching on life. Pope Francis cites his message to … Continue reading

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Restoration of Order

I noticed this essay and commentary on flipping Confirmation to pre-First Eucharist. Aside from liturgy and sacramental theology, Eastern Christianity was one of the fields I studied and term-papered in grad school. I was quite familiar with the early bishops … Continue reading

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