Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Down The Rabbit Hole With Accompaniment

I found an interesting discussion thread at CMAA’s forum here. It brings to mind the cartoon Liam has surfaced here. I’ll confess upfront I’ve accompanied or overseen the accompaniment of the Exsultet a number of times. I have no hesitation doing … Continue reading

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A Sign of the Church: Rupture, Not (Necessarily) Blood

I noticed a premise on the Rorate Caeli site here. Citing Thomas Becket via T. S. Eliot, what do you think of the saint’s assertion when confronted with violence and his death? This is the sign of the Church always, … Continue reading

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Year In Review, Open

I don’t recall doing this in any previous year, but as I prepare to lighten the load on WordPress, I was looking back over 2015 on this blog. Just looking. In January, this blog plodded along in documents, mainly the Directory … Continue reading

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More Catholic Than …

… Matthew Kelly. Here. I have to confess I thought Mr Kelly was more a darling of the Catholic Right. The milder part of that lung, to be sure. But here is a denier, it seems, who objects to one … Continue reading

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Open Thread on Open Thoughts

As we move from one shade of Advent to the other (I don’t mean violet to rose and back) I thought I’d indulge with a few reflections. If I were in the university community, the days of stress and completion … Continue reading

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The Coming Mercy

The Jubilee of Mercy is half-a-month away. I have a few ideas for intermittent posts, but nothing regular. Certainly not daily, as I had envisioned some months ago. Pope Francis has a better grasp on mercy, and will undoubtedly keep … Continue reading

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Extra-Liturgical Chatter

I read Andrew Mountain’s brief reflection here on PrayTell. It’s somewhat personally relevant, as the mid-morning Mass at my new parish exemplifies this quality. After reading friend Charles’ comment, I noticed the CMAA echo chamber is in full reverb over … Continue reading

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