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The word is going out and around and about – a move to write to Pope Benedict and communicate your views on the rumored liturgical developments. Tough, since they are rumored, but rumors that have taken a solid shape since […]

…before they get returned to the library and I forget about them. Although this first one might get purchased at some point: This book was published this summer – it is really lovely, and I’m sort of surprised no one […]

Trick or treaters started arriving at our place before ours were ready to depart. Michael the Baby was very confused as to why Mommy and Daddy kept giving these strange children candy but ignored him as he raced up to […]

Via the DC Dominicans – great stuff. From a National Catholic Register article: This Halloween, rather than attending a liquor-laden Halloween party or taking part in some bar’s costume contest, young professionals will jam into a dark-wood English Gothic chapel […]

At Beliefnet, via Catholic Parent, from our favorite Dominican historian teaching at UVA, Fr. Augustinte Thompson, O.P. We’ve all heard the allegations: Halloween is a pagan rite dating back to some pre-Christian festival among the Celtic Druids that escaped church […]

Canonist Ed Peters weighs in: LifeSiteNews is reporting that the Canadian priest Raymond Gravel, notorious for his voiciferous disagreement with Church teaching on just about every major social issue, has obtained permission from his bishop to run for national governmental […]

I’ve become quite fond of the BBC3’s Early Music Show – broadcast on Saturdays and Sundays, each broadcast being available for a week after the initial play. Early Music (medieval, Renaissance and Baroque) has always been my preferred period of […]

Bishop Wenski writes to the Secretary of State: The chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on International Policy has asked Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to consider measures that would help improve the deteriorating situation for […]

Some resources: Catholic Mom The origins of Halloween and All Saints Various articles from the American Catholic Website

This is a big deal. Jeffrey Tucker of The New Liturgical Movement writes: Given all the controversy over music these days, people are often surprised to find out that the Roman Rite has an official songbook that grew up alongside […]