Daily Archives: 12 September 2021

Via Pulchritudinis: Accepting the Challenge, part 1

Part II of this document delves into A PROPOSAL FOR A RESPONSE BY THE CHURCH: THE VIA PULCHRITUDINIS So, the “Way of Beauty.” The Pontifical Council for Culture addresses the first section here to the notion of Accepting the Challenge. … Continue reading

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Expanding The Communion Repertoire

Or, alternatively, perhaps I could suggest a different direction. Maybe some parishes–mine included–don’t need more pieces, but alternatives instead. When music directors and music publishers compile lists for songs to accompany the Communion procession, there are go-to texts. An inheritance … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Psalm 123

Sometimes the death of a loved one is an occasion for quiet resignation. The anger is gone. Our emotions are spent. Perhaps there has been some conflict within a family or among friends. Perhaps the circumstances of death are troubling … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 275: Conscience, Its Loss, and the Dismissal of Religion

275. It should be acknowledged that ÔÇťamong the most important causes of the crises of the modern world are a desensitized human conscience, a distancing from religious values and the prevailing individualism accompanied by materialistic philosophies that deify the human … Continue reading

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