Here is a fast, patristiblogger PODCAzT inspired by the second selection from today’s Office of Readings on this feast of St. Lawrence, deacon and martyr in Rome. We hear St. Augustine of Hippo’s sermo 304, preached probably in Hippo Regius in 417 on St. Lawrence’s Day. The sermon is short enough that we can hear the whole thing. This time we have the English first, to get the content into your head, followed by the whole sermon in Latin, to get your Latin ears tuned to that content. I am using some new software to build these PODCAzTs. I discovered a new feature, which allows me to mix the whole thing and export it to an mp3 file in one click, which will save a lot of production time. I am trying to balance the amount of time it takes to make them against the download statistics I can track. The return on investment of time must inspire me to record these little offerings. So, the less time it takes to make them and the more times they are accessed, the more of them I will make. An improvement in software, possible because people used that donation button on the side bar, was a first step. Hardware comes next. Thanks for listening and contributing!
It is interesting to read the provisions of Summorum Pontificum in light of this book. We get a glimpse of what His Holiness is trying to accomplish.
041 07-08-09 Ratzinger on liturgical silence; silent Eucharist Prayer
040 07-08-02 Eusebius of Vercelli in exile; my column in The Wanderer on detractors of Summorum Pontificum
039 07-07-27 St. Augustine on Christ the Mediator; “for all” or “for many”?
038 07-07-25 Ratzinger on “active participation”; The Sabine Farm; Merry del Val’s music
037 07-07-18 The position of the altar and the priest’s “back to the people”