Daily Archives: 29 November 2012

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 hours … 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 troubles is … 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 Rorate Coeli.
It … 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 women.
What … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is it okay for people to listen to music rather than always to sing everything during Mass?

From a priest:
Is it against the mind of the Church when a choir alone sings a hymn at the offertory and preparation of the gifts or are the people supposed to sing along as well?
No, it is not against the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Advent Music from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles – WINNER

UPDATE 30 Nov 18:07 GMT:
Since the beginning of November, through this, from what I can tell we have sold on Amazon:
mp3 downloads – 28
CDs – 177
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ORIGINAL POST:
Orant et laborant!
I was sent a photo of the nuns unloading the boxes of … Continue reading

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The other side of the New Evangelization

While no effort of evangelization can ultimately be successful without a revitalization of our liturgical worship, neither will we succeed in a lasting way without performing spiritual and corporal works of mercy.
This morning I saw a great story about a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Rituale Romanum from Nova et Vetera

The nice people at Nova et Vetera sent me an edition of their reprint of the Rituale Romanum.
Their site says:
 This is the first edition of the Rituale Romanum since 1957. It is based upon the last Editio typica of 1952, … Continue reading

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