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. The monks sing … Continue reading

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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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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 … 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 ____ ORIGINAL POST: Orant et laborant! I was sent a photo … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Laudamus Te – The Magazine of the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Liturgy of the Roman Rite

Many of you subscribe to or know the small booklet Magnificat, an aid for the post-Conciliar form of Holy Mass.  It is pocket-size and it is sent to you each, I believe, month. There is now a similar aid for the Usus Antiquior, … Continue reading

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2006 comments by Card. Kasper about Anglicans, women bishops, and ecumenical dialogue

Fr. Finigan at his fine blog, The Hermeneutic of Continuity, has a piece today about something Card. Kasper told Anglicans at Lambeth in 2006 as the then-President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Here is an excerpt: It [viz. … Continue reading

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Catholic composer of sacred music: James MacMillan

From Catholic World Report comes a long article about the Catholic composer of sacred music James MacMillan: James MacMillan and his sacred music for our time Kevin McCormick In September 2010, when Pope Benedict made his historic and transformative visit … Continue reading

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Media misquoting the Holy Father’s new book

There is a little bit of a controversy about a a couple points from the Holy Father’s new book which really isn’t much of a controversy at all. If you don’t have the book please use one of my links … Continue reading

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‘c’atholics for Free Choice? Quislings in our midst.

From CNA about the quislings in our midst: Catholics for a Free Choice spends millions in Latin American abortion support Lima, Peru, Nov 26, 2012 / 04:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The abortion advocacy group Catholics For a Free Choice has … Continue reading

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This day in 1095

On this day in 1095 Pope Urban II made a speech. The setting was the Council of Clermont in France. Urban, indeed all of Europe, was alarmed at the aggression of the Turks in the East, who had taken the … Continue reading

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