Monthly Archives: November 2012

Just … wonderful… for St. Andrew

I often listen to the Office sung by the Benedictine monks at Norcia and at Le Barroux. Just for nice, here is the hymn for Vespers for St. Andrew, Apostle, sung by the monks at Le Barroux.

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Bad news for the critics of the new ICEL translation. No surprise for the rest of us.

This Saturday/Sunday is the liturgical 1st Anniversary of the implementation of the new, corrected ICEL translation in the USA.  I have been exchanging emails today about the findings of Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University concerning … Continue reading

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REVIEW: A Field Guide for the Hero’s Journey. “If you want to be a hero, you can be.”

In another entry I mentioned a new book by Fr. Robert Sirico called A Field Guide for the Hero’s Journey. US paperback HERE and Kindle HERE. UK paperback HERE Kindle HERE. Here is a blurb from the book: Do you feel like something big is missing … Continue reading

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Summus pipiabit Pontifex!

FOLLOW UP: 3 December: His account is up and running: @Pontifex   Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! On Monday we will find out what the Pope’s new Twitter handle is. There will be a press conference in Rome on … Continue reading

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CDF Prefect Archbp. Müller: “the hermeneutic of reform” is “only possible interpretation”

My old pastor, the late Msgr. Schuler used to say that “You can go into the ditch on either side of the road, left or right.  Either way, you are still in a ditch.” This has been my concern about … Continue reading

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Who are these ‘c’atholic liberals? Young Catholics don’t know and don’t care.

I recently posted about Sr. Joan Chittister and the Council of Elders. HERE. Judging from my email feedback about that post, I realize that many of my visitors have never heard of the Council of Elders.  Many would never have … Continue reading

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Super Moon v. Micro Moon

From NASA’s Astronomy Pic of the Day: Explanation: Did you see the big, bright, beautiful Full Moon Wednesday night? That was actually a Micro Moon! On that night, the smallest Full Moon of 2012 reached its full phase only about 4 … Continue reading

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Fr. Sirico: Politics isn’t the solution to our economic problems

CNA has an article about my friend Fr. Robert Sirico of the Acton Institute (btw… Acton University: June 18 – 21, 2013). My emphases and comments. Rome, Italy, Nov 29, 2012 / 01:33 pm (CNA).- The solution to the ongoing economic … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When is the “Rorate Caeli” chant to be sung?

From a priest: I have exhausted every possible avenue, and I cannot answer the following question myself. This coming Advent – which is only my second Advent celebrating the EF – I am still not sure when to say the … Continue reading

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Where is Sr. Joan?

Sr. Joan Chittister must be conflicted. On the one hand she is a Dorothy Day Wannabe.  She’s a global community organizer!  She’s a defender of the oppressed!  On the other hand, Dorothy Day was dead set against the ordination of … Continue reading

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