Daily Archives: 6 January 2011

Silent protest, or, ‘Clap on!… Clap off!”

According to kathnews, a German news outlet, the huge St. Peter bell in the tower of the Cathedral of Cologne fell silent today when its clapper broke. Cologne Cathedral is where what tradition holds to be the remains of the … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Epiphany – a “thunderclap”

“Epiphany” comes from the Greek word for a divine “manifestation” or “revelation”.  The antiphons for Vespers in the Liturgy of the Hours reflect the ancient tradition that Epiphany was thought to be the day not only on which the Magi … Continue reading

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REVIEW: New editions of 1962 altar missals

I was recently sent a beautiful reprint of  Benziger Brother’s 1962 Missale Romanum.  It is from from Preserving Christian Publications.  This is a fine book, beautifully bound, and very useful. I am so grateful to have it, since my original … Continue reading

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A different Epiphany hymn

On a lighter note for your Epiphany joy, here is an offering from the official WDTPRS Parodohymnodist, the great Tim Ferguson. He provides an introduction: I was just poking around my computer looking for a file and happened across a … Continue reading

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A snip from the Holy Father’s sermon for Epiphany

A snip from the Holy Father’s sermon for Epiphany: Is there perhaps something of Herod also in us?  Perhaps we also, sometimes, see God as a kind of rival?  Perhaps we also are blind before His signs, deaf to His … Continue reading

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A note to Vatican Radio/CTV: thanks and a request

Vatican Radio and Vatican TV (CTV or Centro Televisivo Vaticano) has been, finally, providing a video channel with the “raw” feed without voice-over commentary in various languages. They are to be applauded!  Thank you, thank you! I was, for example, … Continue reading

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America Magazine article about “pro multis” in the corrected translation

The Jesuit run America Magazine has an article by Paul Philibert, O.P. about the “pro multis” issue. A Dominican writing for Jesuits about liturgy.  Hmmmm. I have written about this issue quite a few times.  Let’s see what Fr. Philibert … Continue reading

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