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October 31, 2006 Archives

Writing the Pope

posted by awelborn

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 […]

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Book Corner

posted by awelborn

…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 […]

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“People’s Houses”

posted by awelborn

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 […]

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Vigiling in DC

posted by awelborn

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 […]

One more Halloween note

posted by awelborn

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 […]

About that priest from Quebec..

posted by awelborn

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 […]

Early Music

posted by awelborn

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 […]

Christians in Iraq

posted by awelborn

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 […]

Halloween, All Saints and All Souls

posted by awelborn

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

Graduale Romanum

posted by awelborn

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 […]

Rinunce E Nomine

posted by awelborn

As reported in the Italian press earlier, the Pope has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos as Prefect as the Congregation for Clergy and named in his place Cardinal Cláudio Hummes, O.F.M of Sao Paolo. The resignation, in accord […]

NaPro

posted by awelborn

The Washington Post goes to Omaha to look at the NaPro Technology Center Inspired by Pope Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical, Humanae Vitae, which condemned artificial birth control, Hilgers began by helping to develop, with colleagues at nearby Creighton University, a […]

Something’s Happening Here

posted by awelborn

You feel it, too, don’t you? There have been so many little hints and small incidents coming to light of late – all related to liturgy. I’m not prepared to make sense of it, particularly since hardly any of what […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and ...

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No?Okay...how about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling ...

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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