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About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.

CDCN Positive Proposal #1: Re-Affirming Chant, Polyphony, and the Pipe Organ

Too often I read massive criticisms of the Church, from most any ideological viewpoint, with no suggestions for improvement. I might disagree with a¬†diagnosis or treatment, but I would still commend any group that puts out proposals for moving forward. … Continue reading

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CDCN: Remuneration

The sixth and final point of “the current situation” from the statement Cantate Domino Canticum Novum treats the issue of money. Do we pay for what we get? 6. We also see the problem of inadequate (at times, unjust) remuneration … Continue reading

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Who Orbits?

From Pope Francis’s TED talk this week: How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion. How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 118: (24), 1 & 4, 24-25, 26-27, 28-29

When I served at the student center, a Spring wedding wasn’t uncommon. That often meant an Easter season liturgy. It came up once or twice: the suggestion to use the 118th Psalm, a frequent song of the early Sundays of … Continue reading

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CDCN: Clericalism

The fifth point on the statement Cantate Domino Canticum Novum‘s assessment of the “current situation” deals with clericalism. I found this point to be somewhat confused, as the charge is laid: Another cause of the decadence of sacred music is … Continue reading

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Keep ‘Em Guessing

On my facebook page this morning, recommendations to join these groups: Traditional Orthodoxy and Ultimate Lesbians. Also something suggesting I go for a hot air balloon ride in Sweden. Only¬†20 000 kronor. I make it a habit to minimize my … Continue reading

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CDCN: Disdain for Tradition

Picking up on the perceived rejection of plainsong, more from the statement Cantate Domino Canticum Novum: 4. This disdain for Gregorian chant and traditional repertoires is one sign of a much bigger problem, that of disdain for Tradition. Sacrosanctum Concilium … Continue reading

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