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Archive for March, 2017

Non solum: A Creative Way to Pray the Intercessions

All are invited to say their intentions aloud.

Cloud Hymnal — a New, Digital Worship Resource and Music Tool

Cloud Hymnal is a multifaceted worship resource that includes, for example, an ever-growing library of new and old sacred music. Some music is newly composed by the Center for Music and Liturgy at St Thomas More, and some music is newly contributed by other members of the Cloud Hymnal. Additionally, there are 25,000 public domain sacred works offered. The music is easily searched and then shared online or printed.

Lenten Fasting

Perhaps the point is not *this* shared penitential practice as opposed to the other practices but rather this *shared* penitential practice.

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Alternative Facts on Vatican II

After the Second Vatican Council, church attendance numbers in Germany declined. It is frequently maintained that there is a causal connection between the two. But is this really true?

Ars Predicandi: Jena Thurow’s Reflection for the Feast of St. Patrick

In the reading of the Confessions that we just heard, Patrick writes about “spending himself” in Ireland – in a land in which, though it and its people were foreign to him, he served as a witness…yet he constantly rejoiced and gloried in the name of the Lord.

Notes on the Committee to Revise Liturgiam Authenticam

The task, the people, and the limitations to what we can expect.

Is Religious Faith Being Supplanted by Secular Xenophobic Nationalism?

“The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse.”

Bishop Callahan on Ad orientem

“I have shown my support for this practice as well as a deep concern that it be implemented appropriately and after proper consultation with the leadership of a parish, after truly hearing and respecting the People of God…”

New Publisher/CEO for OCP

Archbishop Sample has announced the name of John Limb’s successor as Publisher/CEO of Oregon Catholic Press.

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Ars Praedicandi: Reflection from the Thursday after Ash Wednesday

“So as this Lent approached, I asked myself: How will I get through this Lent?”