Monthly Archives: October 2008

Yes, the Church’s prescribed music for an ordinary Sunday is this beautiful.

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I’ve been talking about this chant recording for some time, and now you can hear it too.
My pal Michael Olbash directed it — you know, the guy who directed the music for Magnificat magazine’s “Pilgrimage” conference — and the CD has just come out, so follow the link over to CD Baby to find out more.
In this album, the Stepping Stone Chant

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Viva la Reina!

I hope that Sofia, Queen of Spain, said exactly the things attributed to her in this article. While respectful to other persons, she did not hesitate to uphold a common-sense moral position regarding abortion and so-called gay marriage.
The first step in moral philosophy is to call things by their right names.

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Here’s what really gets Boston Catholics outraged

FOX 25 News: Bingo Night Shuts Down Over Money Issues
Watertown Tab (newspaper): Last call for bingo at Watertown’s St. Patrick’s Parish?

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We are an Easter people

RC: I attended the kiddie Mass by mistake today. It was barbarous.
Paul: Can it beat the extraordinary minister wearing an Obama button while distributing the Most Precious Blood? This happened at the Mass my wife attended this morning.
RC: There was no second reading. The Alleluia was an arrangement of the Clorox 2 jingle (“Mamma’s got the magic”). The deacon’s homily used props (a stack of boxes and a Slinky) and slapstick. The pastor omitted the preface and Sanctus, causing much confusion. But, no, you’re

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“Petrus” interviews Fr. Laurentin

The Italian web site Petrus, “the on-line daily on the pontificate of Benedict XVI”, is presenting an interview with the renowned Mariologist Msgr. Rene Laurentin, who seems to be taking a surprisingly cautious stand on the Medjugorje apparitions he has promoted for over 25 years. Here’s my effort at a translation. (A note of caution: I’m only beginning to study Italian this year, so there are probably some flaws here.)
Fr. Rene Laurentin takes a step backward: “I have never expressed a positive judgment on the

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