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Archive for August, 2011

Reform and Rebellion auf deutsch

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.

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Dissolving the saints?

From the BBC: New body ‘liquefaction’ unit unveiled in Florida funeral home.


Washington Post on perpetual adoration

Yes, you read that correctly. The Washington Post! In the Style section.

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Using the homily to prepare for the Roman Missal

Teaching at Mass, or teaching through the Mass?



Test your biblical knowledge against a medieval cathedral.

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Chant may gain traction under new missal, but hymnody’s place secure

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.”

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Yesterday’s Language

“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

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Hurricane Irene

Quite a few religious observances this weekend will be interrupted.

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Requiescant in Pace

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

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“Twin Cities Mass Settings” – not just for Minnesotans

Michael Silhavy is an astute commentator on things musical.

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