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Saying Goodbye to 'My' TEN THOUSAND PLACES - July 8, 2014 ... ministry of the Word. This is why, for example, I believe rock music itself, with its drums and loud volume and amplified guitars, is not a suitable genre for liturgy. It seems to me that the purpose of rock music is to draw attention to itself through its aggressive pounding beat and power chords, and not to the Word being proclaimed in the liturgical action. It is not only rock music that is like this. Some kinds of classical music are problematic, such as operatic arias. I recall once ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/07/saying-goodbye-to-my.html
Men's Fellowship – Why Do I Need It? CATHOLIC DADS - June 12, 2014 ... different. I can't put it into words but there is a power of the Holy Spirit that encompasses our meetings and makes men want to be better. It was founded on this proverb: 'As iron sharpens iron , so man sharpens his fellow man.' -Proverbs 27:17 The Iron Disciples group focuses on our roles as husbands, fathers, and most importantly, disciples of God. We don't have any strict rules or format. We bring our experiences, troubles, and triumphs to the table and we talk it out. ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/catholicdads/~3/MIWPhLrojb8/
The Quest for Safe, Generic, 'Ceremonial' Prayers BYZANTINE, TEXAS - May 28, 2014 ... "Look upon this assembly of our town leaders. … May they always act in accordance with your will, and may their decision be for the well being of all. The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace. Amen." Perhaps it was the "Father" God reference, or even that final trinity of blessings, but this 2004 prayer was listed (PDF) among those considered too "sectarian" during the ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-quest-for-safe-generic-ceremonial.html
This Week in Madonna House, May 8-14 TEN THOUSAND PLACES - May 15, 2014 ... distressing and tragic reality of our modern world, which is that human life is not protected from its beginning, and that our society has chosen to pit the very real needs and rights of women against those of their own children in a sick sort of zero sum game. It needn't be that way, but it is, and it is to our shame that it is so. Two of our members stayed in for the youth conference the following day, staffing a book table. MH is a small community, but our longevity and apostolic vitality ...http://frdenis.blogspot.com/2014/05/this-week-in-madonna-house-may-8-14.html
Adventures in Homeschooling - Writing Co-Op SPIRITUAL WOMAN - May 12, 2014 ... tall as me (or taller) and have much deeper voices. They each go to the beat of his own drummer and have never really learned the art of raising one's hand to speak. Needless to say, class was anything but dull. I tried to approach each class with my sense of humor firmly in place. We began a trial run with the original materials I had purchased. At the end of eight weeks, despite the chaos, it was obvious the kids were learning. We decided to keep going with the Middle School Continuation ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/SPBgN/~3/cINyfPEkLrI/adventures-in-homeschooling-writing-co.html
Beer and Barron CALLED TO COMMUNION - April 9, 2014 ... Ministries in 2000, Fr. Barron has become known worldwide as one of the most articulate and insightful teachers of the Catholic Fath. Here is an example of his teaching where he discusses the Council of Trent . These two loves, for good teaching and good beer, which I inherited from my formation in the Reformed faith, have made me deeply appreciative of a men's fellowship group a member of my own parish (St. Andrew by the Bay) started in the spring of 2013. Tim Feist, a graduate and former ...http://www.calledtocommunion.com/2014/04/beer-and-barron/