Daily Archives: 4 October 2019

Singing The Mass: What Does It Mean?

In the good ol’ days (the 1980s), singing the Mass was something of a movement. Church musicians were encouraged to look beyond our pre-conciliar inheritance, the four-hymn sandwich. More parishes were singing the Psalm after the first reading. Mass settings … Continue reading

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On Snipers, The Social Media Version

I noticed Greta Thunberg is traveling to my former state. I also picked up on a piece of social-media-crazy posted by a teacher–a science teacher!–of all people. Story here from a community in which my wife and I used to live. … Continue reading

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Christus Vivit 161: Purification

More on the topic of getting older: 161. Growing older means preserving and cherishing the most precious things about our youth, but it also involves having to purify those things that are not good and receiving new gifts from God … Continue reading

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Growing Older

With the parish deacons off to their convocation this weekend, other duties are spread around. Ordinarily, they preach the first weekend of the month, and I can’t and won’t do that. So the task of the monthly men’s breakfast has … Continue reading

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