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Archive for June, 2011

Not funny, Mr. Drake

Tim Drake at the National Catholic Register is swinging way too widely, and throwing a grab bag of things together that don’t belong together.

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New Liturgical Music Institute – McMillan, Longley, Birmingham Oratory

The Institute for Liturgical Music is a new venture by the Fathers of the Birmingham Oratory under the joint patronage of Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham and composer James McMillan.

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Tradition and Paying Attention to Basics

Clearly it was a parish where some thought had been put into the liturgy and how to make it more “traditional.” The question is, have they been thinking about the right things?


Austrian priests call for disobedience – the bishop disagrees

The Roman refusal to take up long needed reforms, the priests say, and the inaction of the bishops, not only permit but demand that they follow their conscience and take action themselves.

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June 29: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, apostles

I think anyone who considers himself a Christian has something to celebrate today.

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Sacred Art – Recapturing a Treasure

by Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, Paterson, New Jersey
“Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Modern and Post-Modern: there is no one style that the Church has canonized.”

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Philippines: Translation primer; Advent 2012 implementation

Regarded as the “Dean of Filipino liturgists,” Fr. Chupungco is considered eminently qualified to write the Primer.

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A few missal roll-out anecdotes

Or maybe common sense will prevail?

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Bishop Trautman Retiring

Bishop Donald Trautman has been bishop of the Diocese of Erie, PA since 1990.

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Common Words, Common Song, Common Prayer

Soon enough, English-speaking Roman Catholics will discover the (very) mixed blessing of their new translation. The rest of us stand to lose not only the experience of sharing with them common texts, but also the ongoing outgrowth of musical fruits engendered by those texts.

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