Time magazine is covering the story now gaining attention around the world of more than 300 priests in Austria calling for open disobedience because of the hierarchy’s refusal to budge on issues such as mandatory celibacy, Communion for the remarried, and advocacy of women’s ordination.
Archive for August, 2011
From the BBC: New body ‘liquefaction’ unit unveiled in Florida funeral home.
Yes, you read that correctly. The Washington Post! In the Style section.
Teaching at Mass, or teaching through the Mass?
Test your biblical knowledge against a medieval cathedral.
By Mark Pattison, Catholic News Service
“When the church uses ‘chant’ in the General Instruction, Father Hilgartner told Catholic News Service, it is “really talking about what texts are sung, not the musical form.”
“The new English translation of the Roman Catholic Order of Mass, mandated by the Vatican to be inaugurated this Advent, wounds not only many of my Catholic friends but also me.” – Gail Ramshaw
Quite a few religious observances this weekend will be interrupted.
Two notable passings of scholars whose lifework influences our discussions: László Dobszay and Eugene Nida. An interview with the latter is especially worth reading. Send to Kindle:
Michael Silhavy is an astute commentator on things musical.