Daily Archives: 22 February 2014

WDTPRS Sexagesima Sunday: “that we may be fortified against every adverse thing”

In the traditional Roman calendar this Sunday is called Sexagesima, Latin for the “Sixtieth” day before Easter.  This number is more symbolic than arithmetical. Last week was the first of these pre-Lenten Sundays, Septuagesima or “Seventieth.
The pre-Lenten Sundays prepare us … Continue reading

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Washington DC: Thomas Tallis’ “Spem in alium” for 40 voices

My friend Msgr. Charles Pope in Washington DC sent me a video of a practice of Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium for 40 voices.  He wrote:
Below is a link to some video snips from the music workshop and performance of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Talking in church. What to do?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Hello, Father! As a high school religion teacher, our department has been discussing the impact talking in church has made on our young people. On an average Sunday morning, most people mill about the church building, talking to … Continue reading

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Who are those guys, and what are those things they are carrying?

I was struck deeply by this photo from Kiev posted with an article at Real Clear Politics:
Politics aside, it’s hard to deny that the images beamed to the world from the opening of the Sochi Games were anything short of … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI public appearance, attends Consistory. Dress rehearsal for April.

His Holiness Benedict XVI made a public appearance during the consistory this morning, Feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter, when Francis gave the news Cardinals their new stuff.
This is clearly the “dress rehearsal” for the canonization of John Paul … Continue reading

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